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« on: July 27, 2018, 01:42:31 PM »
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Does anyone know were to purchase spring pads for 77 wagon or cross reference no from other car that will work.      thanks replacing springs broken any idea on who has the best

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Re: spring pads
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 05:47:22 PM »
I can't believe no one has ever replaced rear springs if did were did you find the spring pads or have to use old ones

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Re: spring pads
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 10:22:58 PM »
I need to do the same thing, I was thinking maybe a Mustang II have a substitute.

I saw these and thought they might work?

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mustang/Suspension/Leaf-Springs/Leaf-Spring-Hardware/Rear-Leaf-Spring-Insulator-1974-1978-Mustang-II.axd

The other thing would be...are they really needed?

I have always owned Chrysler products when it comes to classic cars and the spring perches sit right on the springs directly with no isolators.

Paul


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Re: spring pads
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 07:02:24 AM »
Now they look right.That co never came up even when I posted mustang II. I will call today only makes scene.

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Re: spring pads
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 04:30:51 PM »
called right away out of stock. No idea when will be av anyone have any suggestions on what to use,springs on the way

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Re: spring pads
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 02:28:49 PM »
I just placed a wanted ad and started surfing posts. I think we want the same part. The rubber insulators for rear leaf springs. Ford # D4FZ-5741-A / 1pkg of 2  INSULATOR. Had a local Dealer Ck and nothing! If ad don't work might have to go to spring shop. I'm going to ck out possible Older Comet insulators look close. Just FYI'N :-\ 

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2018, 06:50:28 PM »
I have been trying for a wk. closest I have found would be caugar or galaxy but they use a round centered not the elongated style .also most places I called only showed 2" or 2/3/4 nothing in 2 1/2?There must be a replacement as mustang II use the same. keep me posted if you have any luck

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Re: spring pads
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 02:49:25 AM »
I need to do the same thing, I was thinking maybe a Mustang II have a substitute.

I saw these and thought they might work?

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/Mustang/Suspension/Leaf-Springs/Leaf-Spring-Hardware/Rear-Leaf-Spring-Insulator-1974-1978-Mustang-II.axd

The other thing would be...are they really needed?

I have always owned Chrysler products when it comes to classic cars and the spring perches sit right on the springs directly with no isolators.

Paul

Thanks for the link.

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Re: spring pads
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 12:10:17 PM »
Ok I found some at am spring they are listed as granada or merc? they had 10. They were around 8.50 a piece

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Re: spring pads
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 07:24:32 PM »
I just had the springs done 3 months ago. My mechanic found some from a ford pickup. He said they were wider but he just trimmed them down and now they are perfect. If anyone wants to know what they are, just let me know, I will find out.
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