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Old 04-28-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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Changing front & rear coil springs on '65 Chevy C10

I am getting ready to change the front & rear coil springs on a '65 Chevy C10 truck and was hoping to get some technical advice. I assume I will need a coil spring compressor, but can someone share the "play-by-play" process of changing out the front & rear coil springs and any specialty tools I may need.

I am going back in with factory height coils.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Old 04-28-2009, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: Changing front & rear coil springs on '65 Chevy C10

Lots of good suspension stuff here:

http://www.classicperform.com/tech.htm.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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Re: Changing front & rear coil springs on '65 Chevy C10

Here's a past post where front spring removal is described.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...96#post2994196
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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Re: Changing front & rear coil springs on '65 Chevy C10

With the help of the search feature, earlier this morning, I was able to find some good information. I replaced the front and rear coils with stock height coil springs this afternoon at my shop with common tools, a floor jack and some jack stands in about 4 hours. It would have gone faster, but the top and bottom bolts on the rear coil spring cups were rusted and had to be cut off, so this took about an hour or so more time. I also repaired the coil spring caps, so I didn't have to buy new ones.

Thanks for those that replied.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:22 AM   #5
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Re: Changing front & rear coil springs on '65 Chevy C10

Here's another tutorial...

http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...d.php?t=338491
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