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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tomj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/24/2018 at 10:28pm
i've de-collapsed compressed springs by placing them under the "frame rail", lowering the car on it, remove restraints (chains on spring hats, etc) then jacking the car.

the same trick is good for compressing them if you have spring hats. i use 1/4" diam link chain and fat S hooks. you have to make sure it's square under the car and won't sproing out sideways.

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Originally posted by farna farna wrote:


The only issue with banding the springs are the spring seats. You won't be able to pull the bands out, they will stay under the springs in the seats. As long as the spring sits in the seat as it should that won't be a problem though, you'll have to check. If they are fiberglass reinforced plastic bands there shouldn't be a problem, steel bands might be, I'm not sure.

 

You cannot include the ends of the springs when banding them for this reason, the bands must wrap around the first coil down from each end. I have installed many sets of coils using this method with no problems whatsoever. You just need to make sure everything is in the proper position before cutting the bands.


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what is the name of the resto book and where can I get one or a copy of that page ?
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Originally posted by dcshay dcshay wrote:

what is the name of the resto book and where can I get one or a copy of that page ?
 

AMC Javelin, AMX & Muscle Car Restoration 1968-1974 by Scott Campbell. You order it from Amazon, Summit Racing or a bunch of other places.
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thanks turns out I have that book it was very helpful the guy at the spring shop is banding them he needs to know the final length of the springs with everything connected and ready to install  I told him 11 inches is that correct ?
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