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Camaro restoration

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pmac    0

Am replacing the front springs on a 1967 Camaro resto. Is it possible to get the springs back into their perches with out some kind of spring compressor? I noticed when I removed the old ones that they had to be pried out as they were under some compression, my manual doesn't mention any advice on this issue! Thanks again, hipirn..

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balthazar    1,996

Dear God- Do not F around with coil springs. Too many web horror stories. I used an internal compressor to re-install my front springs, plus I wrapped a chain around everything in case the compressor was chinese and would decide to let loose at any given moment. Bound coils store a S-load of energy.

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Camino LS6    866

Never owned a spring compressor, always used a floor jack (with a long handle).

Seriously though, be very careful, the force contained in a spring can be very violent when released. I may buy a spring compressor for next time.

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