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How to remove front spring coils the easy way
#1
HI Guys
A while ago, answering in a thread, I described a simple procedure for removing the front coil springs and Ole Pony suggested it needed a thread on its own, so here it is. (I had completely forgotten about it....)
That idea wasn´t mine (though I wish it had been) but the advice was given to me by a good friend of mine. So he´s the one who deserves all the credit.
I´m just sharing it with you guys.
I´ll simply post the link to the original answer, so I don´t post the same thing twice.

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-front...8#pid29368

This is a very easy and most of all very safe way to do the job.
Enjoy.

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

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#2
This should be a wiki.

Steve



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#3
Hmmmm, so easy a caveman could do it! Wish I would have thought about it!
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#4
71_badmach;36213 Wrote:Hmmmm, so easy a caveman could do it!

Well I was able to pull it off, so a caveman definitely wouldn't have any problem with it either.Big Grin


I forgot to mention that with this procedure you don´t need to handle compressed springs outside the car, which is unarguably a good thing, safety wise.
I felt some major respect when I had that one compressed spring coil lying in front of me while I was trying to undo the compressor and relieve the tension on the spring. I was happy when it was finally done without mutilating myself in the process.

I did the second coil with this procedure and it felt much safer. When it comes out of the car, it is relieved and can´t cause any harm.

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

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#5
That's great Mike! I did it the traditional way with a some added protection like a full face helmet, bullet proof vest and a whole lot of prayers when I did the 71 Big Grin I'm now doing a 73 and may use your "simple procedure" thanks for posting!!!!
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#6
Yep, that's the method I used last month and it was very easy. Still, be careful.
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