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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 03, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have a update on the group purchase of leaf springs from Brett’s?
I was out of town the last few days. I didn’t see any update on the forum. Did I miss anything?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 03, 07:22 AM
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I have the first set, and I am struggling with time to get them installed. Yesterday, I pulled the gas tank to get at the rear bushings, and found that one of the tank supports that welds to the trunk is completely rotted. So, I bought a new one today and a spot weld drill bit. Hopefully, the springs will be in shortly. After that, I will take pics and measurements. Again, sorry for the delay, but as I have told some others, I have been in Mexico, and came home to in laws for two weeks. Things are pretty hectic. Please hang in there.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 03, 05:03 PM
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Ken, love your show. Sorry to hear about the inlaws.

Were hear for ya man. Just do it right the first time. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] Sometimes that just takes a little longer, but its well worth it for all of us here !!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 03, 06:15 PM
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Man o man, things can get drug out!

Take your time.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 03, 04:05 AM
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Thanks guys. I got the new support in last night with no problems. If you ever have to remove metal, get the spot weld drill bit. It worked wonders. Of course, when pulling out the old piece, I found lots more rotted areas in the trunk. It will have to be replaced eventually. However, I have big plans for the rear suspension that will require tearing up the trunk anyway. I think for now, I will put in some patches. Another tip, buy a press! I decided to go with the Global West, I know Tom, I told you poly, but I decided to go big like my wife says, and they went in so easy with the new press. (They just opened a Harbor Freight by me ) The car WILL be done in time for Woodward this weekend. I have taken some pics of the JL8 front brakes, and more pics to come. Let me know if you're interested.

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Love your show? Huh? What show?
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