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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 06, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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How to dispose of old monoleaf rear springs?

I replaced the original monoleaf rear springs on my 68 Camaro with multileaf springs. Now, what to do with the old springs? Are they dangerous for someone else to use? Are they sellable? Are they recycleable for the spring steel in them? Any ideas, other than bury them in the back yard?
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Re: How to dispose of old monoleaf rear springs?

Sell them. No they are not dangerous, and sometimes preferred over multi leaf.
Metal recyclers if you have no buyers.

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I sold my pair for 60$ on ebay. 6 years ago.. I was plesantly surprised.

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Re: How to dispose of old monoleaf rear springs?

On another note, I also have a 68 w/ mono springs. How difficult was the change to multi leaf?
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Actully pretty easy.. except for maybe the rust.. most all of the bolts holding mine in were giving it the death grip.. the 3 front bolts on each spring perch needed to be ground off. Other bolts needed to be cut in half.. youll need either new perches welded on the axel or cant remember if they make adapters for this or not.... ?? that would be your biggest mod if needed..

New shackels, mostly new bolts.. shock sizes will be different unless you get the shock adapters that lengthens the shock length..

Did mine a few years ago so some of it is schetchy in my mind..

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Re: How to dispose of old monoleaf rear springs?

I bought the 3-leaf springs from JC Whitney. They seem to sit in the mono-leaf perches well enough to hold them in place. I didn't want to mess with changing the perches. I don't think they change things enough to worry about shock absorber changes. I also went with the 3-leafs because from what I read on this site, the 4 and 5 leaf ones really stiffen up the ride and I wanted to minimize that. So from what others have said, the old springs don't suffer from metal fatigue failure risk, and they are still safe to use? I worried that with a mono-leaf if it breaks you would have a serious problem of rear axle separation from the car.
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Re: How to dispose of old monoleaf rear springs?

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I sold my pair for 60$ on ebay. 6 years ago.. I was plesantly surprised.
I'm just amazed that someone would buy (35+ yr) old springs.

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They make great Knife blade steel. I used a section of spring from my 68 to make a custom knife which I have been known to do from time to time and was happy with the results. If I get the time I may make a few more.

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You may want to see if a local body shop will let you throw them on the scrap steel pile, if you want to just get rid of them.

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Its too bad you don't live closer, I"d ask you to send them to me, I'd even pay for freight.

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Im sure a recycling center would take them.. you may even get a few dollars from them that way..

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If you were closer, I would take them off your hands

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I'm just amazed that someone would buy (35+ yr) old springs.
You would be suprised at the number of people buying parts to complete a car. Missing or just wanting "Genuine" parts to recondition.
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