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Front coil springs
i totally agree with the above with the internal one. when i did my '66 fairlane i tried the outer style with no luck. rented the inner and worked just fine.. now that said please do yourself a favor and do ONE side at a time. i found on the fairlane the A arms are a little different from side to side. don't know of our stangs are like that but just be careful as a heads up.
I bought this Snap On compressor back in the 90's and it has been worth every penny. They come up used on eBay fairly frequently for about half the price.


I usually put it the fork on top of the shock tower and compress the spring that way. No drama, no worries.

I honestly don't trust those compressors that bolt onto the spring perch, especially when it looks like they are using all-thread from the local hardware store....

Question was asked about boxing the lower arms. If you were to put a GoPro camera under the car and video how they twist when doing hard turns braking and such you won't believe how weak they are.
I am going to be working on a track days car but do not want to blow lots of money on coil overs or welded tube arms and will be boxing mine. I will probably put a couple pieces of 4140 tube inside the formed channel and weld and then cap.
Hope your new suspension parts come correct. I just put some on and of course the last thing I was doing was to install the grease fittings. Boom one of the ball joints did not have the hole taped and it seems to be hard I could not tap it. They were MOOG.
I put some RTV over the hole.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Boxing the LCA's is easy and makes a huge difference.

Here is the link I posted on it. cost me $30 and a little time.


73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

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I have an internal spring compressor that is hanging in my garage from when I rebuilt my front suspension. if I ever use it again, it'll be too soon. No finger loss or facial disfigurement, but the pucker factor was off the scale............... Wrench Wrench
I found out what was giving me such a hard time installing the upper control arm while the spring was compressed, the new Moog control arm mounting bolts were off position a little and wouldn't let them line up correctly with the holes.  Yesterday I got up early, started on the driver's side spring with compressing it, I guess the extra grease I put on the compressor threads really helped because I had no issues compressing the spring up high enough to install the control arm. Then I found that the arm  bolts were shorter than stock but still did not come through the wall enough. Pulled it out and saw some witness marks on one of the holes. Ok, then I used a step bit to enlarge the hole slightly and bam, everything fit perfect. Had to do the same for the passenger side as well.  Installed everything, and felt pretty good about myself and then installed my new Willwood Disc Brake conversion kit.  Now onto changing out the rag joint on the steering.  BTW, I ended up installing the Moog lower control arms without the reinforcement plate, because the plates didn't make it here on time, another project for another weekend. Thanks all for your advice.  

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Nice job, looks good.
Which recommended spring are you using? Replacing springs and lower control arms
I used the stock springs but changed out the upper and lower control arms, the strut rod bushings, and the inner and outer tie rods. Got Moog parts from RockAuto.com and also ordered the KYB front shocks from them as well. The spring compressor I used is the inner type that bolts to the spring perch where the shock normally bolts to.

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