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66 coupe
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From: Orlando, FL
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posted 07-30-2001 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 coupe   Click Here to Email 66 coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know of a source on the web or otherwise?

How about a recommended spring rate for a light 6 cylinder coupe?

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Jack Collins
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 07-30-2001 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's what Alex uses:

Flex-A-Form

http://members.carol.net/spring/

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65coupei6
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posted 07-30-2001 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, you beat me to it.
Jack, I called them about 5-6 months ago before I changed my springs. I have the quote written down somewhere if I can find it and also what they recommended. They are nice people and helpful.

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ekbeanctr
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posted 07-30-2001 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just installed my Fiberglass springs, They fit perfect. Don't know how well they are going to work yet, No Motor or front end, Etc. The site is http://www.members.carol.net/spring/
I talked to Robert I think. It was $435 total after including shipping. He was very knowledgeable on what I needed. Or call 864-261-7006. I was a little disappointed in their appearance, but I powder coated the ends "Almost Chrome" and painted the springs black with clear coat. Then they looked good. They came with Poly Bushings included except for the Frame side of the shackles.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 07-31-2001 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$435?
I thought the springs were $200 per set.
What's included for $435?

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65_289
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posted 07-31-2001 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mpcoluv:
$435?
I thought the springs were $200 per set.
What's included for $435?

They're $200 each.

I have heard, from others, that fibergalss leaf springs can get damaged easilt from rocks. It sounds like they wouldn't be good on a daily driver......

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1965 Coupe, Tremec 3550, Steeda Tri-Ax, Cable Clutch conversion, 3.25 gears, Ford XB3 longblock, x303 heads, B-Cam, 9:1 comp., Ford Racing high-torque starter, Pertronix Ignitor & Flamethrower coil, Accel 8.8mm wires, 600 cfm Edelbrock carb, Edelbrock RPM intake, K&N air, Holley electric fuel pump & AFPR, dual 2-chamber Flowmasters, KYB shocks, 5-leaf springs, Chrome Export Brace, Griffen Radiator, Comp. Eng. subs.

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Moneymaker
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posted 07-31-2001 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are $200 each and they DO NOT get damaged from rocks or stones. They work great on street cars. Corvettes have had fiber glass leaf springs since 1963. I have had the same set on MM since 1997 with over 500 passes on them and who knows how many "pit" miles. They are like new. Flex-i-Form is a great outfit. Ask for Robert and tell him that Alex reffered you.

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65_289
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posted 07-31-2001 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
They are $200 each and they DO NOT get damaged from rocks or stones. They work great on street cars. Corvettes have had fiber glass leaf springs since 1963. I have had the same set on MM since 1997 with over 500 passes on them and who knows how many "pit" miles. They are like new. Flex-i-Form is a great outfit. Ask for Robert and tell him that Alex reffered you.

It's all good, I was just repeating something I heard from another spring manufacturer. Maybe I'll save up for some myself.

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1965 Coupe, Tremec 3550, Steeda Tri-Ax, Cable Clutch conversion, 3.25 gears, Ford XB3 longblock, x303 heads, B-Cam, 9:1 comp., Ford Racing high-torque starter, Pertronix Ignitor & Flamethrower coil, Accel 8.8mm wires, 600 cfm Edelbrock carb, Edelbrock RPM intake, K&N air, Holley electric fuel pump & AFPR, dual 2-chamber Flowmasters, KYB shocks, 5-leaf springs, Chrome Export Brace, Griffen Radiator, Comp. Eng. subs.

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