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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 02, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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I have disassembled the front end on my '68 and totally refurbished all the parts. I painted both upper and lower arms. My question is, before I begin reassembly, is it necessary to remove paint from the lower arm spring pocket? I am concerned that the spring may turn easily on the painted surface. Should I wrap some tape (electrical tape?) around the spring ends to prevent this?

Oops, forgot to add I am putting in powdercoated Hotchkis lowering springs.

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The upper and lower spring pockets are contoured to fit the ends of the spring. Just make sure that the ends of the springs are aligned to the spring stops.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 02, 06:38 AM
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Once the spring finds its happy resting spot, it isn't going to shift positions regardless if it is painted or not. Since there is no drain hole in the lower a-arm, the paint will retard the on-set of rust and pitting when water collects there.
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