Started replacing rear suspension components on our 66 impala. When we removed the old coil springs, the retainer cups are toast. One crumbled apart as we compressed the old spring. I've looked on the internet for replacement parts with no luck. Does anyone know where I can buy replacement cups?
I found coil spring retainer cups for 60's chevy C-10 pick-up at performanceonline.com Has anyone used these?
They may be available in polyurethane as they are common parts for Chevelles and the F and X body cars. I believe I have seen Global West and Energy Suspension (and I think Hotchkiss as well) selling new plastic parts to replace the rubber ones.
Glad it worked out for you Ben.
I use a longer bolt than factory for these retainers when installing the rear springs. Just make sure the bolts you get have full threads on them. I find it is nice to leave it loose until you get some weight back on it then tighten it down when everything is in position. If you use the original length it is hard to start the bolt and have it in position without any loading on the spring.