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Re: 72 95rear coil springs
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Posted by eric in vermont [Email] (#2058) [Profile/Gallery] (more from eric in vermont) on Thu, 2 May 2019 04:06:34 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: 72 95rear coil springs, desertsaab, Mon, 29 Apr 2019 19:12:45
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Years ago I had a '71 wagon and it was a great car. However, the rear was bouncy, bouncy just like yours and it drove me crazy.

It wasn't the springs; it was the shocks.

I did some work fussing with the Armstrong lever shocks- a different grade of oil, then another set that seemed firmer, etc. Things were slightly better, but still bouncy bouncy. At that point, I had a choice- either send the shocks off to be rebuilt or do something else.

I did something else- I replaced the lever shocks with a kit that converts over to telescopic shocks and the ride was TRANSFORMED! No more bouncy bouncy.

So are you SURE that your shocks are okay and providing adequate damping? It doesn't sound like it, as the characteristic of bouncy bouncy have more to do with the shock and not the spring. There are places to send the shocks for rebuilding and I think Ashcraft sells a conversion kit.

eric in vermont
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