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  • #16
    NO problems with removing the springs, floor jack let it down to where the spring was without compression, I had to pry it out of the sockets, after all these years it was stuck. As an asside, I found the steel worms had been at work on one of the spindles. It seems once in the past a outer bearing inner race had spun on the spindle, and had been removed with the blue wrench, which also ate into about 30 percent of the spindle. After they removed the bearing race, they didn't bother to remove the score on the back of the seat.

    I feel quite lucky to have found this before it made itself evident on the highway.

    The President is farther apart now than I had hoped to go, but it's gonna be great when it's done.

    Tom Bredehoft
    '53 Commander Coupe
    '55 President State Sedan (Under Construction)95 hrs.
    '60 Lark VI (Sold, delivery in early Jan.)
    '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
    All Indiana built cars


    • #17
      IT NEVER ceases to amaze me what some people do to a car. We're all living on borrowed time--so why rush it. To let the bearings go that long until they seize and then reuse that spindle afterwards. My sympathies, Tom.



      • #18
        quote:Originally posted by Tom B

        The President is farther apart now than I had hoped to go...
        Somehow, that ALWAYS happens [^]

        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA