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Reply #30 - Jun 10th, 2013 at 10:17am

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I used the specs from VB&P. click on the link and scroll down to specs and it has everything ( do not click on the C3 link it's below that ), You'll have to download the PDF.

http://www.vbandp.com/component/docman/cat_view/38-corvette-instructions.html?It...

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That still doesn't have the top bolt listed only the two lower..........jack
 

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Reply #31 - Jun 10th, 2013 at 2:22pm
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Oh, you know what, I thought about removing that but couldn't get enough leverage with it off the car so I left them on. Oh well, one of those wonders I guess. I'd imagine if the bolt head is the same than the torque spec should be about the same as the others.

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Reply #32 - Jun 10th, 2013 at 4:02pm

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Down loaded and saved the torque setting page for future reference. Got the driver side all put back together and passenger side removed. The coil spring was a pain to re-install but finally got it.
Cleaned all the parts today and found a green tag on the coil spring, not sure what it said but I kept it. Now waiting for the upper and lower control arms to have new bushings pressed in, hope it does not take as long as the first ones did.

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Reply #33 - Jun 11th, 2013 at 4:02am

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The green tag was for the assembly plant to identify the spring. It had a part number and a code. The tag would normally be facing outside toward the wheel so the inspector could read it after it was installed.................jack
 

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Reply #34 - Jun 11th, 2013 at 12:50pm
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Artsvettes wrote on Jun 11th, 2013 at 4:02am:
The green tag was for the assembly plant to identify the spring. It had a part number and a code. The tag would normally be facing outside toward the wheel so the inspector could read it after it was installed.................jack

So Jack does that mean Ron's springs were O.E.?

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Reply #35 - Jun 11th, 2013 at 6:06pm

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At this pace I might drop the fuel tank after I am done with front suspension, maybe the build sheet will still be there or pieces of it anyway  Smiley

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Reply #36 - Jun 12th, 2013 at 4:12am

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[quote author=30202D352F232C420 link=1364941552/35#35 date=1371000291]At this pace I might drop the fuel tank after I am done with front suspension, maybe the build sheet will still be there or pieces of it anyway  Smiley

Good idea, it's always good to check & replace fuel fittings & lines if needed. No use going to all this trouble & have your hard work burned to the ground. One of the first things I always do is inspect the full fuel system in any car I acquire & the breaks.
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Reply #37 - Jun 12th, 2013 at 4:39am

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Artsvettes wrote on Jun 11th, 2013 at 4:02am:
The green tag was for the assembly plant to identify the spring. It had a part number and a code. The tag would normally be facing outside toward the wheel so the inspector could read it after it was installed.................jack

So Jack does that mean Ron's springs were O.E.?

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Yes dale they are OE................jack
 

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Reply #38 - Jun 12th, 2013 at 5:18am
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Artsvettes wrote on Jun 12th, 2013 at 4:39am:
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Artsvettes wrote on Jun 11th, 2013 at 4:02am:
The green tag was for the assembly plant to identify the spring. It had a part number and a code. The tag would normally be facing outside toward the wheel so the inspector could read it after it was installed.................jack

So Jack does that mean Ron's springs were O.E.?

Dale


Yes dale they are OE................jack

So I should be able to find a tag on mine?

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Reply #39 - Jun 12th, 2013 at 5:58am

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My 77 still has the tags outside on the left side inside on the rt side Smiley Don't know the color because they are so dirty.
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Reply #40 - Jun 12th, 2013 at 12:30pm

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  Yes Dale you should. Those tags held up a lot. I had a set of springs that were heavily rusted and pitted but the tags were still intact. Under the tag the metal was like brand new.......jack
 

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Reply #41 - Jun 27th, 2013 at 4:27am

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Well I finally get a weekend off so now back to work on the front suspension. While looking at the parts left I realized I did not make any notes on the sway bar, does the bend for the links go up or down? I am hoping that I can get it all put together and to the alignment shop next week.
 

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Reply #42 - Jun 27th, 2013 at 6:14am

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Reply #43 - Jun 27th, 2013 at 3:45pm

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Reply #44 - Jun 27th, 2013 at 3:49pm

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The one thing I did right when taking the front end apart on mine was to take photos Smiley this has helped in more ways then one Wink Hope you get it back on the road ASAP Cool I'm a little concerned about finding a good alignment shop after installing my rack set-up ( Speed Direct ) making some calls now Wink good luck Cool
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