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Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Tony Sauer on January 19, 2009, 05:23:55 AM
Where do you recommend getting new HD leaf springs and a front disc brake conversion kit for my 62 Newport?  Probably gonna need a front end kit too.  Any advice is appreciated.  Tony
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 07:07:08 AM
Alcanspring in Colorado
 
www.alcanspring.com (http://www.alcanspring.com)   Write to Charles and tell him Steve Hobby from NJ sent you.  We just exchanged a couple of emails about springs.
 
VERY nice product.  400 buck a pair is what I paid last year
 
 
For the disc brake conversion, you can't use the 73 C Body conversion.  www.aajbrakes.com (http://www.aajbrakes.com) up in Portland.  Tell Roger I said Yo.  He makes a very nice rear set of discs too.  You'll bever have to yank those blasted tapered shafts again.
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Snotty on January 19, 2009, 11:07:31 AM
Steve is correct - don't let anyone tell you that you can simply swap in a later set of brakes - nope!  The suspension on your '62 is a different animal.
 
I know Steve used AAJ for his '62 New Yorker - he has great pictures too if you want to see them.  For the front end kit, check with Just Suspension on trhis site.  If they can't help, go to PST in New jersey - Steve's favorite!
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 02:33:16 PM
PST Springs come out of India.
 
Like allot of the other cheap repops they sell.
 
Alcan will cost you less and you will get the custom spring you want.  Charles is the owner and will make you exactly what you want at a resonable price.
 
Anything connected to Kanter will be boycotted by this boy. . . Crooks and nutz.  You don't see me stuffing boats in trees and claiming it's art just to tick off the town.
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Steve on January 19, 2009, 02:34:13 PM
Had to punch my buttons. . didn't you (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Snotty on January 20, 2009, 08:58:35 AM
You know it!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
 
I suggested PST for their front-end kit in case JS can't help.
 
Snotty2009-01-20 13:59:01
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Tony Sauer on January 24, 2009, 05:28:41 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Alcanspring in Colorado
 
www.alcanspring.com (http://www.alcanspring.com)   Write to Charles and tell him Steve Hobby from NJ sent you.  We just exchanged a couple of emails about springs.
 
VERY nice product.  400 buck a pair is what I paid last year
 
 
 
thanks for the info!  And I would love to see any pics you have.   I plan on ditching the stock rear brakes and axles all together.  I will try to post some pics myself when I get that far.
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Jon Doersch on April 05, 2009, 09:55:45 AM
Stainless steel brakes/SSBC (http://www.ssbrakes.com/ (http://www.ssbrakes.com/)) makes front and rear disk brake kits for 62 newports, and is about the same price as aajbrakes. Also detroit springs/eaton (http://www.eatonsprings.com/ (http://www.eatonsprings.com/)) makes replacement leaf springs for 62 newports if you don't want to go the custom route. Believe me I feel your pain when it comes to these cars. My 2 door newport is daily driven right now and I think about how hard it is to find parts when my steering starts to wander...
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2009, 10:49:00 AM
I had Eatons on my Polaraco.  Paid allot of money for those.  They were made of i gauge heavier steel too.  But in a year, They were bottoming out and the rear was sagging.
 
I replaced them with the Alcan, almost half the cost, and 2 years later, the car is still up, has that slight gate I wanted, handles a full trunk of crap, and the ride has not deteriated.
 
I discovered Alcan, who makes mostly jeep springs, but frankly, after the way Alcan treated me in a warranty situation, I would never go back.  They are way over priced.
 
I can't believe they told me I installed them Backwards and would not warranty them.
Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 05, 2009, 11:48:46 AM
First you recommend them, then you condemn them.
Which is it?


Title: Leaf Springs and discs for 62 Newport
Post by: Steve on April 05, 2009, 12:19:05 PM
I never recommended Eaton, I recommended Alcan.
 
I bought the Eaton 3 years ago. .  .