Mar 29, Its pretty easy with a press, just lay the leaf eye hole in on its side and take a couple of little metal blocks to put on the edge/housing of the eye loop then find diameter piece of metal and use that to push the old bushing out and the new bushing in.
It takes a lot of pressure to get it out and in. Try this. Use a round hacksaw blade and insert thru the bolt hole. Reassemble the hacksaw frame with the blade inside the bushing and spring eyelet. Cut from the inside of bolt hole outward until you almost hit the steel. (dont knick or cut the steel as the spring eyelet could later fracture in this spot.)Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Since a four-leaf spring is thicker that a mono-leaf, there will be a gap between the shock plate and top spring seat, but this is no problem.
The gap caused by use of a spacer is not a problem. At the rear, Diermeier used Classic Industries’ R Camaro Multi-Leaf Shackle Set with Red Polyurethane Shackle Bushings from Classic.
May 15, Leaf Spring Advice- First Gen Camaro. Hi All, I have a 67 Camaro with the full Hotchkis kit. 2" drop springs in the front, drop in the rear.
After i set the car down initially a couple of years ago when I installed everything, the rear was too high. I ended up throwing some 1" drop blocks in there to correct it and make the stance right.
Jul 08, When you remove the two sides of the shackle the spring should drop down onto the jack stand - be careful that you don't brain yourself. If the rubber bushings give you any trouble coming out, wd40 is the trick again.
With the spring off the car, you can remove the j. - Leaf Spring Shackle Bushings Set, Rear, 8 Pieces, USA - Rear Leaf Spring Rubber Insulator Pads Set, Multi Leaf 4 Piece Kit - Camaro Front Leaf Spring Mounting Cup Bracket, RH - Rear Leaf Spring Liners Set, 4 or 5 Leaf, Does Both Sides.
Sep 30, The whole point that 79T/Aman was stressing in his concern for the bushings in the front eye of the leaf spring is right here: The front eye needs to be able to swivel some to allow the rear to articulate without binding, so that means either rubber, or a. First Gen Camaros and even Second Gen are sprung very soft.
The spring is lbs per inch, it is pushing roughly in the middle of the lower A frame so the wheel has leverage over it. So at the wheel you get only about lbs per inch spring rate. If you want a cushy ride, you go soft like this.