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Old 04-04-2012, 01:17 PM
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Rear suspension

Today I learned that my coil springs over the leaves in my 1960 are not a stock item.

I am getting beat down like Rocky Balboa when I drive this thing down the road. I thought... heh, old truck.

How soft is the rear on a stock suspension if I pull those out and leave the leaf springs and shocks?
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How many leafs are in the rear spring pack, seven or nine? If less, someone either removed leafs from the pack or installed 1965/67 F100 5 or 6 leaf rear springs (a bolt on replacement).

Coilovers were available at the parts counter. If the shocks are marked Rotunda (as original), Auto-Lite or Motorcraft (service part replacements), they are genuine Ford parts.

Coilovers (usually Monroe's) were also available from autoparts stores, spring and front end shops, RV dealers.
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9 leafs, a set of coils over the axle and shocks in the normal 1960 spot
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I'd pull them and see how it rides. How do you intend to use your truck?
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