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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA M&M#1240
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posted 12-07-2003 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need some rear coil springs for my dads T-bucket then need to be 12-14" tall and have an OD of 4.5" an ID of 3.5" and be rated at about 175lbs. If anyone knows where I find any like these please let me know.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 12-08-2003 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop, did you try Total Performance for them? http://www.tbuckets.com/

Eaton Detroit Spring could easily make some up for you, they should be able to custom make springs to your specs. http://www.eatonsprings.com/

Also check to see if there are any spring shops around. They make be able to make a pair for you.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2003 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary I ordered a pair from TP but they were off by more then a half inch. Which is not going to work. They said they would give my money back,because there springs will never meet the size they advetise they do ?

Eaton told me they could make the spring but the lightest load rating they have is a 300lbs. I think that would be to heavy for the rear of a T-bucket. Most guys I've talked to run a 180-150 rate spring.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 12-08-2003 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, 300 would be too stiff for a T bucket...make it ride like s**t...I'll keep checking through some of my street rod stuff, see what I can find.

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Gary M
'46 Ford pickup
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Fastymz
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posted 12-08-2003 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Gary, the next step would be togo to coil overs. But they are real expensive. And the axle is already powder coated so I my pops would rather not, grid and weld on it now.

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SCOOP

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posted 12-21-2003 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Still looking for coils. No body makes them that size or that load rating.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-21-2003 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop, take at look at the Art Morrison website. On my Fairmont, I used their "rear spring kit", which uses a small diameter coil spring with a regular shock absorber inside of the spring (NOT a real coil over). I don`t recall the measurments off hand, but they sound pretty close to what you want.

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posted 02-01-2004 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We got the springs, after my dad made about 100 calls. He found a guy at a coil that knows a guy that knows a guy that makes any size coils you want. He's in the Sac area not to bad of a price. But more then he was hoping to pay. But at least now we have a complete rolling frame.

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