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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-08-2009, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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coil spring retainer

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?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 07:04 AM
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They are not reproduced. I was going to try the Chevelle unit, but decided to weld/repair my old one.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 08:15 PM
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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.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2009, 07:50 AM
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I was under the impression that he was referring to the small metal bowl shaped piece that attaches the spring to the lower control arm.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2009, 08:34 PM
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I believe you can buy those from Speedway.com. They are for racing but should work to mount the spring even if they are not an OEM part.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 10:44 PM
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Ben,
They come up on Ebay quite often. Here is a set that is for sale right now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1965-...Q5fAccessories
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help. I've bought the parts off ebay.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 08:53 PM
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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.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 06:41 AM
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Yes, do what Craig says-----------including the full threads.
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