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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 10, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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problem installing QA1 springs on 69 camaro

Ok, so i have a 69 Camaro that I am having being modified into a PT car. Mechanic is having troubles installing the QA1 shock on my 69 camaro. He's having problem with fitting the top of spring into the stock frame. it should fit nice an snug into the groove where the top of spring is suppose to sit. Instead, the top of spring cannot fit into the groove because the top of spring is too large in diameter. When installing these shocks/springs should the frame be cut and modified so the springs fit? or is there a smaller diameter QA1 spring that fits nice and snug?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 10, 11:28 AM
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Re: problem installing QA1 springs on 69 camaro

I ordered the stock Z28 replacment springs for a SB w/AC and they fit nicely into the groove. When you mention the DIA is to big is it the overall diameter of the spring or the DAI of the wire itself ? I certainly woul dnot start cutting away on the frame to make it fit.
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Re: problem installing QA1 springs on 69 camaro

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I ordered the stock Z28 replacment springs for a SB w/AC and they fit nicely into the groove. When you mention the DIA is to big is it the overall diameter of the spring or the DAI of the wire itself ? I certainly woul dnot start cutting away on the frame to make it fit.

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Ok, so i have a 69 Camaro that I am having being modified into a PT car. Mechanic is having troubles installing the QA1 shock on my 69 camaro. He's having problem with fitting the top of spring into the stock frame. it should fit nice an snug into the groove where the top of spring is suppose to sit. Instead, the top of spring cannot fit into the groove because the top of spring is too large in diameter. When installing these shocks/springs should the frame be cut and modified so the springs fit? or is there a smaller diameter QA1 spring that fits nice and snug?
What QA1 part number are you trying to install? Tough to say if you have the right one when you don't give all the info...

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