My front springs finally arrived despite UPS trying their best to sabotage my plans.

Last week we replaced the spring towers and shocks and here’s where things were left.

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Now for the spring removal. Easy. Unbolt the shock droop the axle and cut the old spring out.

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Thusly.

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Now grab all of the Penetrating Oil, a 1-1/8" socket and a long persuader for the end of the ratchet. Start to pulling!

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Slip the new spring in place and bolt it down.

Grab a Victory beer because it only took an hour and a half start to finish.

End product should resemble this.

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And the pile of dead parts will resemble this.

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I’m no big city mechanic but I can say with some certitude that there was a safety issue right there!

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Next up is installing this here newfangled Bluetooth song box and a transmission service!

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