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    The bushings for the shackles can be had at most any auto parts store such as Napa, Carquest, O'Reilly, etc.

    https://www.napaonline.com/en/search...Qualified=true

    For that matter, the shackle and bushing kit is easy to get.
    https://www.napaonline.com/en/search...Qualified=true

    This particular local Napa actually has not just the bushings, but also the shackle/bushing kit in stock(!)

    What do you mean exactly by the springs don't quite match up?
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    The original spring has oblong bushing. The replacement it appears in the pic to be round bushing. Is that what you are saying doesn`t match up?

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    Yes, the short side is oval* the new new is round

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    We used to cut bolts off to length and shove them thru the extra holes in those useless oval front bushings to firm them up in the day. You'll be a lot happier with a round bushing responsive feel.

    I'll grab a pic of those spring boxes tonight for you.
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    One my first car there was a rubber bit between the shifter handle tube and the inner tube that actually screwed to the shifter in the trans. I drove finish nails into the rubber all around to firm up the shift feel.

    Sometimes you just have to do what it takes to make something work better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattle Trap View Post
    We used to cut bolts off to length and shove them thru the extra holes in those useless oval front bushings to firm them up in the day. You'll be a lot happier with a round bushing responsive feel.

    I'll grab a pic of those spring boxes tonight for you.
    So I donít need to do any modifications? Also I appreciate it man! As long as theyíre structurally sound Iíll buy em. Also if you got u bolts that would be helpful for me to get aswell

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    No modifications. Just bolt them on. The advantage is, the round bushing won't squish around like the oval ones do.

    In case you aren't aware, just snug the bolts up and then do the final torque at ride height. Otherwise the bushing will be twisted at normal height and decrease it's life.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Alright. These are for 4 leaf remember. If you bought 5 leaf springs you'll have to add a 1/4" steel to the top to use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattle Trap View Post
    Alright. These are for 4 leaf remember. If you bought 5 leaf springs you'll have to add a 1/4" steel to the top to use them.
    How much would you want for them

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