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Rear Spring Perch, aka spring seat, needed


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I see all kinds of replacement sheet metal parts but none of these rear trailing arm spring perches.

The rest of the arms look great, other than dry rotted bushings.

Does anyone know a source or are these a fab it yourself item.

thank you,

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I see spring perches available for other models that look similar even though they are uppers and for other cars.

if the cap “hat” diameter is the same and they’re not canted or angled to one side they should work.

If there are no replacements available I’ll try those for $11.00 rather than $140 a side for a used control arm that’s needs rehabilitation anyway.

 

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10 hours ago, Russ Keller said:

I see spring perches available for other models that look similar even though they are uppers and for other cars.

if the cap “hat” diameter is the same and they’re not canted or angled to one side they should work.

If there are no replacements available I’ll try those for $11.00 rather than $140 a side for a used control arm that’s needs rehabilitation anyway.

 

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Go for it, Russ!

 

We’re going to need to see mid- and post-perch replacement photos so we know it really happened! 😉😋

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Hope it works but my calibrated eyes are detecting differences in hat Dia and width of the bottom flange..

Interesting though, go for it. If you can return them nothing is lost.

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On 9/12/2020 at 7:19 PM, Russ Keller said:

 

 

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It might be a little tricky to get that particular part to sit flat on the arm, since it has the spiral of the spring built into the steel.


The original piece was flat, aside from the little bump pressed into the lip, to key-in the rubber pad.

The step for the first coil is part of the rubber pad.


Tom

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Nice, glad you choose SS instead of aluminum.

If you are set up for it make a few extra, wouldn't be surprised if there was a market for those.

I'm curious, why not make from a carbon steel? As a weld in option.

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