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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-30-01, 12:55 PM
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We now have all these desisions to be made. Lower or not on the upper control arms, 620 or reg spring rate, 1 inch lower springs front, reg eye, mid eye, rev eye rear, 4 leaf, 4.5 leaf, 5 leaf, hi rate or not, rubber, poly, miodine bushing, etc, etc. Where to go first! I just wanted a listing of who has used what on their 67-68 and how they felt it came out.

I am using stock original springs, poly sway bar and rear leaf bushings, rubber everywhere else. I do have air shocks to even the car out, but want to ditch them for new springs. I tried the poly spring saddle pearch (the kind you dig out the old rubber), but they just kept crawling out all over the place. Also, the sqeaking is about to drive me crazy. Anyone else have any luck?
 
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-29-01, 03:42 PM
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Dealing with the same thing

Hey Chad. I am dealing with the same issue on my 67 Coupe. I replaced my rear shocks, they were Air Shocks, with some KYB Gas-A-Justs. I am very happy with them, especially since I got the set for $65. Since I put them on, I now realize how much I need to do the front shocks, and stiffen up the sway bars. Fortunately, my rear springs are in perfect shape. Look forward to hearing how it turns out.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-01, 05:27 AM
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about to swap out air shocks

and hoping that the car does not drop too low. Is this pretty typical?

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I switched from Air shocks and not only did the ride height improvein my opinion, but the ride quality is much better. If your leaf springs are in bad shape then you may have a sagging issue, but mine were fine so I didn't have to worry about it.

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hmm.

in my '66, i used to have gabriel air shocks. it was nice being able to stiffen up the ride, but the drawback was that it lifted the car as well. this was something i didn't want because i like to corner fast.

when i resume my resto, i plan on moving to tokico or koni adjustable gas shocks. i also plan on using the lowering springs in the front (620/720), but i'm a little undecided on the leaf springs in the back. i want something that's not going to sag, but at the same time, i would prefer not having to use lowering blocks either. i'm leaning toward hd 5-leaf springs.

what are you guys thinking?

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