Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Prishtinë, Kosova
Yeah, you need to know it really sucks putting leaf springs on a car!
The biggest challenge was getting the front eye bolt out/off. It is very likely you will need to cut the bolt on either side of the leaf spring, a tricky job since the space is narrow and it's a very tight fit. I used a combination of cutoff wheel and Sawzall (reciprocating saw) and it was ugly ugly work. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but it was!
Be sure you take care not to have springs hitting you in the face; I jacked the car to take the weight off the springs, then I had a jackstand under the front of the spring for added protection. Also, since you're under there, this might be a good time to clean up the rear axle and paint it, and install new shocks should you need or care to do those things.
Your efforts will be worth it the first time you drive after putting in new springs; they'll improve handling, acceleration off the line, and stopping; overall, the car will feel more agile than before. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Oh, and make sure you have a good supply of Finnish vodka on hand to keep your buddy interested (or do y'all drink whiskey now like the Russians?)
1966 289-2V C-4 Convertible. 2nd owner, resurrected rustbucket. Factory console and power top, conversion to P/B with dual res MC.
1990 GT 25th Anniversary 5.0 AOD Convertible. SOLD