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Rear Leaf Springs
#1
So, how difficult is it to replace the leaf springs on my '71 with
staggered shocks and sway bar? The Ford shop manual talks
about a "special" tool to install new front bushings on the spring.
Then again, Ford shop manuals always talk about "special" tools.
We recently installed a new engine so this should be a walk in the
park; I just hate springs.

mike

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#2
It is not bad, but plan on cutting out the front bolt, cause they usually are frozen beyond salvage.

New springs will likely come with new front bushings preinstalled.

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#3
Its the rear bushing that are fun to deal with and the "special" tool is a BFH and alot of Kroil.
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#4
Try this link from MM.


http://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/mump...index.html
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#5
If you are still looking there is a great article on how to replace the rear leaf springs in the attached link.
I intend on using its info when I replace mine next week.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/techartic...index.html
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#6
It's a walk in the park but just takes longer. I assume you have the 2 extra bits needed for staggered, plus a mig.

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Jim
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