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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 03, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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I am in the process of replacing the springs on my 69. I was having problems getting both sides to align centered in the wheel well so I removed all parts a second time. I then installed all parts except the rubber pads to see if everything would align properly, and it did. However, I noticed when the car was sitting on all fours, there was a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch gap between the bottom of the spring and the perch. Is this normal? Do the pads actually take up that much space?
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You might try polly pads, they tend to hold things tighter.
If your rubber pads are old they may be squashed a bit but I think they take up about a quarter inch each.
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Thanks David, the pads are new. Another question though, how do you align the springs and perch with the spring stud? When I lowered the rear onto the spring I found it difficult to find the top of spring stud with the pad in place with the hole in the spring perch.

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