Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jan 1, 2004.
Anyone have tips? having a heck of a time lining up the center pin holes, thanks to toed in springs.
You can try using a hi-lift to move the springs apart.
When I did mine I did one side at a time. Just losely (sp?) tighten the u-bolts so you can still move the axle fairly easy. Hope that helps a little. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
thats what I've been trying and I haven't purchsed a hi lift yet though at the moment I wish I had.
try a come-along. Losen up the shackle bolts and the spring bolts it will allow more movement.
Dodge D60? My Chev D60 lined up super easy... /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Dodge D60 the perch width is similar but not exactly the same.
nope its a chevy for certain. My springs toe in \/ like that and I don't know why but it makes installing axles a pain in the arse.
like the other guy said maybe a come along pulling on each spring in the opposite direction...dont know how you would do it and might be a little dangerous though..
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might be a little dangerous though..
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Definitely be careful. I know how precarious i felt my rig was when on stands swapping the axles.
I would loosen the spring eye bolts to see if that gives you some movement. You also might want to look into what is causing your springs to toe in so much. How far off are you?
I also know that I used offset blocks and the "new pin" didn't sit down in the perch so smoothly. I had to grind it (the pin) down a little to fit.
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