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Spring swap?

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  • Spring swap?

    My '64 Daytona Wagonaire has the original heavy duty rear springs (six leaf). I think they are probably what JP has been calling "cop car" springs. I plan to replace them with a NOS set of the same springs. My '64 Dayton convertible has the basic four leaf rear springs and they need new bushings. Is there any reason why I couldn't (or shouldn't) use the old six-leaf springs, re-bushed, to replave the weak four-leaf springs on the convert?

    [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

    Paul Johnson
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

  • #2
    I think that would work fine, even older, weakened HD springs will bring the rear of the rag top up.


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    • #3
      I would take the 6 leavers and remove one leaf, put new bushings front and rear. 6 leaves are a bit much for even a convert.

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