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52 Buick Coil Spring Options?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LesIsMore, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. LesIsMore
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
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    from Ohio

    I have read quite a few threads about using modern springs on the 50s cars, my 52 buick has coil springs all the way around, seen guys use aerostar springs and others on cars of this era, they are cheap and why not cut them if it isnt low enough:) Anyway, anyone do a 52 buick? I have heard 79 el Camino ones for this car. Just want to buy the right ones without bothering the guy at Napa about looking through all the boxes and measuring.
     
  2. csimonds
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
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    I put 79 El Camino Springs in the Rear of my 50 Super, worked like a dream, and only took about 15 minute!
    Chuck
     
  3. outlaw2230
    Joined: Jul 8, 2012
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    want do the same to my 52, did the 79 springs work for you?
     
  4. outlaw2230
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    How much did the 79 springs lower your 50?
     
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  5. Jodezilla
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
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    Bumping for info.

    AND, what about the front springs? There's bound to be something that fits and gives a nice drop
     
  6. jonnyonedrip
    Joined: Sep 23, 2010
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    from canada

    My parts guy found me 67 full size chev rear spings that fit the front of my 49 buick they were abit to tall. I have started with a two coil chop but I think I will need to cut a thrid off later. Front 49 buick springs are full size with a smaller top coil. For the rears he also found me what seemed to be a match but they trurned out to be to way to weak for the car. I had a pair of old 92 buick roadmaster wagon springs that I had replaced with cargo springs in my DD. They fit perfect and the hight seemed to be bang on for what I was hoping. I hope this may help you.
     
  7. LesIsMore
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
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    from Ohio

    The 79 Elky Springs worked great. Have a look: I am still looking for a front spring option, but I am happy with the stance now.
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  8. LOWLYDE
    Joined: May 3, 2008
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    Are those elky rear springs tapered on both ends? Thanks have a 41 Buick looking to lower aswell!! Thanks
     
  9. LesIsMore
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
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    from Ohio

    yes sir and only cost like $60 for the pair. Go for it. They make it low though, I may trim my bump stops some as I assume on a decent bump we are going to hit.

    Les
     
  10. TP
    Joined: Dec 13, 2001
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    from conroe tx

    I pulled my stock springs from my 59 buick and went to the wrecking yard and found a set with the pigtails matching. $20 and 6-7 inches lower.
     
  11. Gotzy
    Joined: May 21, 2005
    Posts: 484

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    I used T5 VW van springs to lower the rear of my old 53 Buick
     

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