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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Coil spring retainer cups - question

I can't find coil spring retainer cups for 70 Impala wagon. I think nobody makes them.

I did find retainer cups for 60-72 Chevy truck. Does anybody know if they will fit?
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Aren't they just flat pieces of metal with a hole in the middle for the bolt?

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Aren't they just flat pieces of metal with a hole in the middle for the bolt?
Nope. They more like a bowl with a hole in the middle. Here is a picture for the ones I am looking at: http://www.gmcpauls.com/pictures/pcc...etainercup.jpg
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OK, But aren't they 2 pieces? The flat one on the bottom that the spring sits on and the cup piece on the inside of the spring with the bolt in the center.

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OK, But aren't they 2 pieces? The flat one on the bottom that the spring sits on and the cup piece on the inside of the spring with the bolt in the center.
Possible but I only need the cup ones. Mine are rotted.
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The truck will have a higher GVW unless you are looking at the lightest truck that the factory made with five lug bolts and not six lugs that are often on an older truck (eight lugs are right out for older or newer trucks). Back in the sixties Chevy made two very light step side trucks to be used as a SUV as opposed to a truck. They had a lot of trim and bling and had a short bed that never saw a load. These trucks had five lug wheels and used a lot of parts that are interchangeable with the Impala. The factory offered another half ton truck that had six lug wheels and was actually a light truck for farm or construction use. The three quarter ton and one ton light truck were scaled down medium duty trucks using a live axel and were designed to carry heavy loads with ride comfort an after thought.

The way to see if the light duty half ton truck part fits is to look at a replacement spring for that truck and compare it with the part number for the Impala spring. If it is the same size spring (and it probably is except for the unloaded height of the spring or the number of coils) then the truck part will fit. I source a lot of my HD Impala parts for my car off of light trucks as Chevy uses as many parts that will interchange as can be possibly made to reduce their inventory.

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I got mine for my 66 at www.dvap.com Here is a picture of them, the are two pieces. here is a picture.

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Thanks for the link Paul. I just sent them a request. We'll see if they have them in stock.
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