Rotted spring perch

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Rotted spring perch

Postby StevenJMcTowlie » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:33 pm

I am looking to replace the springs the previous owner cut in HALF with a new set of stock Moog springs. While jacking up the car to finish some exhaust work I noticed the perch on my rear pass side is pretty much gone. Can these be found and replaced or should I just fab something up? I was just going to weld in a steel plate with a piece of tube welded in the middle to act as the perch. Any suggestions?



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Re: Rotted spring perch

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:41 pm

That is all you can do. I wish there was a kit for this kind of thing.


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Re: Rotted spring perch

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:58 am

Check that cross beam that connects the perches, too. You'll probably want to address that as well.


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Re: Rotted spring perch

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:05 am

Waiting for the post of "what beam" because its completely gone... LOL

This is so common on these cars and I was actually looking at my 96 and saw a bit more crap on one than I wanted last year... I cleaned it all up and sealed it and it hasn't hurt anything yet but with my new plasma cutter and tig welder, I'm strongly contemplating building a whole new perch to put up there.



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Re: Rotted spring perch

Postby StevenJMcTowlie » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:36 am

It's actually not that bad under there. Around the perch there is some surface rust but nothing to bad. I only need the one perch but I am going to fab them both while I'm in there. I have a couple extra chain link fence posts lying around I will cut about 4" sections to use as the perch. I have a friend who works in a steel shop getting me a couple pieces of 18 gauge galvanized pool steel for the plates. I am also going to coat them with some undercoat once they are on the car and hope for the best.




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