38 Guests, 1 User
Bo Bailey

dick1172762

Today at 08:31:38 AM
I always though the people were fruitcakes in the land of fruit and nuts. Anyway have a merry turkey day.
 

pintosopher

Yesterday at 06:35:15 PM
Fruitcake season is here, Defend thy digestion and feed the animals in the back yard. Oh wait, this is CA, the animals are fruitcakes....  ;D
 

pintosopher

November 16, 2017, 07:55:59 AM
Hammer Tyme, Check the grip for adhesion before pounding the Pedal ;)
 

pintosopher

November 15, 2017, 03:03:46 PM
Hmm, a word spoken in the lonely road of life could be written in stone, but we hope it is read before washed away ;)

dga57

November 15, 2017, 09:04:12 AM
Don't know what the problem is; it's working fine for me. ???

Reeves1

November 15, 2017, 07:09:36 AM
I give up

Reeves1

November 15, 2017, 07:09:15 AM
anyway.... shop

Reeves1

November 14, 2017, 07:02:49 AM
Half what I typed gone ?

Reeves1

November 14, 2017, 07:01:49 AM
Came home after (about) 3 months away working.... to my shop
 

enzo

November 13, 2017, 09:28:41 PM
I suspect most Vets may be as I am, honored to have done so. Thank You.

dga57

November 13, 2017, 01:11:51 PM
enzo, thank you for your service! :)
 

pintosopher

November 12, 2017, 12:33:43 PM
Aeronautics engineers of the past became the Motorhead sages of today and all you have to do is salute their service and look under the hood :D

Classifieds

Lower Alternator bracket
Date: 08/26/2017 05:11 pm
Pinto sales literature / magazine ads/ owners manuals
Date: 03/21/2017 07:47 pm
Parting out 77 Bobcat Hatch
Date: 11/06/2017 04:16 pm
Wanted Type 9 5spd Transmission
Date: 07/04/2017 03:26 pm
95 2.3l short block
Date: 03/18/2017 04:54 pm
Cruiser Dash Gauges
Date: 12/04/2016 11:50 am
Oddsnends
Date: 12/20/2016 10:52 am
Bellhousing for C4 to 2.0 litre pinto
Date: 01/30/2017 01:48 pm
Need 76' coupe rear Glass and Front Grille
Date: 07/20/2017 01:23 am
oldskool787
Date: 02/12/2017 12:42 pm
Great Cruise wagon

Date: 12/17/2016 03:39 pm
2.3 front sump oil pan
Date: 02/19/2017 03:24 pm

Author Topic: Station wagon leaf springs on a hatchback....  (Read 246 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Rob3865

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 202
  • FeedBack: +19/-2
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User
Station wagon leaf springs on a hatchback....
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:58:03 PM »
As the title implies, will wagon leaf springs fit on a hatchback? Mine is a 76 Bobcat MPG Runabout and I want wagon springs for a better stance. I know the springs A and B measurements are a little different, but do they interchange? Thanks.

Offline Wittsend

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1687
  • FeedBack: +190/-0

  • Total Badges: 8
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Mobile User Topic Starter Poll Voter 1000 Posts Linux User Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Station wagon leaf springs on a hatchback....
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 09:54:24 PM »
Can you define what you mean by "better stance?"  The reason I ask is that the wagon seems to sit like a hatchback from my perspective. So, it may be that they don't elevate the car any, they just resist (extra) weight - more.  Also you will have to use an extended shackle to (properly) install the spring.  It may be that installing them at the hatchback spacing (if even possible) would elevate the car but I would be careful to look for the spring binding as it seems the swing rate of the shackle would be accelerated.

Offline Rob3865

  • Pinto Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 202
  • FeedBack: +19/-2
  • Gender: Male
  • Another Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Mobile User Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Windows User
Re: Station wagon leaf springs on a hatchback....
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 11:25:45 PM »
My apologies. I had asked this before. I did a search after I posted this thread and found it. It appears the two springs are not compatible.

By better stance, I mean to give the car a little rake from back to front.