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Jason Goldsack

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« on: November 06, 2010, 06:45:32 AM »

I was told only 65 to 73 C-body rear springs would fit my 65 Chrysler.. Is this right?

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 12:59:09 PM »

I think there is only a difference in the arc and the ratio.  But the 65 has more leaves than the fusies do.  You'll need cop springs.  But I can look it up in the hollander for you
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 02:16:33 PM »

that would be great.. I was told they normally don't replace the main leaf when your leaves are sagging.. they replace the second and third spring to make the arch again..

Is this right?


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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 02:30:25 PM »

Doesn't sound right.  If springs are rearched, the main leaf is the most important one.  That's what gives the base for the ard.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 03:40:25 PM »

that's what I thought.. he told me the pack makes the arch not the main leaf. You arch the main but the rest of the leaves hold the arch..




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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 05:54:22 AM »

Oddly, to me anyway, Hollander says 65 to 73 is correct.

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Chrysler 65-73
Dodge 65 880
Dodge Pass   65- 73 Polara-Monaco
Imperial 67-73
Plyme  65-70 Fury SW
Plyme Pass  71-73 Fury


What doesn't make sense to me is the 65 has 6 leaves and the 72 Monaco and 71 Fury have 4.  Sag city and there may be some handling issues.


A cop car or a ststion wagon makes more sense.
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 10:32:59 AM »

Great info....

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