Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Washington State
Okay new set of questions... In my '68 I have and unknown rearend (see post in tag team, I'm trying to figure out what it came out of) When I bought the car it had monoleaf springs on it, the rearend has multi-leaf spring perches on it, the stack up was spring perch/rubber pad/mono leaf/rubber pad/ 3/8" spacer/ then all held together with T-bolts and lakewood traction bars. I don't have any lower shock plates. After disassembling this I now know why my rearend moved alot when the trans shifted hard. I feel this is less than an ideal set up. Since I already have multi leaf perches and Hotchkis springs in the front I assume my best bet would be get the Hotchkis rear leaf assemblies. How complete is thier kit? I've been to the website and it looks like they include the springs and shackles but what about u-bolts and j-nuts for the frame etc... Now my main question, I want to dump the Lakewood traction bars, they look like they have hit every speed bump in existence. On David Pozzi's website he say's he is using the Hotchkis springs but some ford lower plates? What is my best option for lower spring plates. They appear to be $40 or so apiece in the catalogs like Classic and Year One. It sure cost's a lot of money to do things the right way....