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  • PH Saggy butt - Rear springs needed?

    My 58 PH rear end seems to be much lower this year.

    I have not had to rebuild or re-arch any other Studes in the past, although I have heard of others doing it.

    I think this was the first year of the asymetrical springs. Is this a PH issue? What should I pay to get rebuilt if necessary? Are new available?

  • #2
    Tires the same...? Anything in the trunk (you know-all the stuff you need for a trip) ?

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    • #3
      Get another set of main leafs cut the knobs off with a saw or grinder [no torch]. remove second leaf and install main leaf with knobs removed. I have done it a lot and have had no problems.

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      • #4
        Perhaps you have a beetle in your trunk...that will cause a saggy butt. Junior






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        • #5
          Other than some NOS fin mylar, nothing serious in the trunk.

          Maybe its me - it sags a little more on the drivers side!

          No bugs that I know of. However, I've had lots of mice in some other cars.

          Thanks for the leaf spring suggestion - I have a couple of sets hanging around.

          Paul

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          • #6
            I've always found the coil helper springs to do the job nicely. Especially if I plan on loading the car with luggage and etc.


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            • #7
              I had the same problem with my '64 Daytona; with a couple of kids in the back seat, it would hit the rubber axle bumper going over bumps. I took the rear springs to a spring shop and had them rearched, plus they added a leaf. It sat a little high, but has since settled down, and rides great. They suggested the extra leaf because they said the rearched units would eventually sag again with moderate use.[8D]

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              • #8
                Paul, have you been carrying around a Hammond B3 in the trunk of your Packard? (lol).
                Dave Warren (Perry Mason by day, Perry Como by night)

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