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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-06 6:04 PM (#571223)
Subject: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements


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I've got a Plodge- 1958 Dodge Regent. It's going to be upgraded suspension and brakes. Not stock
The rear springs appear to be 20" front segment, 35" rear segment, 55" overall length. This is by all accounts the same dimension as an A body MoPar rear leaf spring. I have heard already to use the 5 leaf versions, I assume for weight.
Anybody have any tips? Or am I going in trial and error? lol
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mstrug
Posted 2018-10-06 6:18 PM (#571224 - in reply to #571223)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements



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I looked it up:

65-69 Dart, Valiant, Barracuda (8 cylinder engine only except with 383) 5 20 x 35 $99.99 Order / View
73-76 Dart, Valiant, Duster, Scamp
65-76
Dart, Valiant, Duster, Scamp with 2-1/2" Lift
6
20 x 35
$109.99
Order / View
67-69 Dart, Valiant, Barracuda (383 Engine only)
6 20 x 35
$149.99 Order / View
68-69 Dart, Valiant, Barracuda (6 cylinder engine only)
5 20 x 35 $149.99 Order / View
70-72 Dart, Valiant, Duster

https://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf_Springs_Dodge_Mopar_s/1927.htm
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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-06 7:23 PM (#571232 - in reply to #571224)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements


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mstrug - 2018-10-06 6:18 PM

I looked it up:

65-69 Dart, Valiant, Barracuda (8 cylinder engine only except with 383) 5 20 x 35 $99.99 Order / View
73-76 Dart, Valiant, Duster, Scamp
65-76
Dart, Valiant, Duster, Scamp with 2-1/2" Lift
6
20 x 35
$109.99
Order / View
67-69 Dart, Valiant, Barracuda (383 Engine only)
6 20 x 35
$149.99 Order / View
68-69 Dart, Valiant, Barracuda (6 cylinder engine only)
5 20 x 35 $149.99 Order / View
70-72 Dart, Valiant, Duster

https://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf_Springs_Dodge_Mopar_s/1927.htm[...

Strange I dont see 57-58-59 Dodges and Plymouths on that site.....?
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57chizler
Posted 2018-10-07 2:32 PM (#571268 - in reply to #571232)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements



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Marc is trying to show you what springs of your dimensions are available and, yes, your FL springs have the same dimensions of most A-bodies. I would imagine the weight difference makes a direct interchange questionable. Sometimes numbers alone don't make an interchange.
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mstrug
Posted 2018-10-07 3:15 PM (#571269 - in reply to #571223)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements



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I looked up the sizes by your measurements.
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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-07 5:17 PM (#571279 - in reply to #571223)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements


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A bodies same measurements, and I have HEARD the five leafs per pack springs are the ones to use, but it's going to be trial and error for sure. One set of springs that has five leafs isn't necessarily the same rate as another, I know!!!
Just weird no 57/58/59 listing?
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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-21 12:04 AM (#572091 - in reply to #571223)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements


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Just ordered P3412002 and P3412003 SuperStock springs. Will see how they work out.....
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-10-21 1:19 AM (#572094 - in reply to #571279)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements



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CrAzYMoPaRGuY - 2018-10-06 6:04 PM
The rear springs appear to be 20" front segment, 35" rear segment, 55" overall length. This is by all accounts the same dimension as an A body MoPar rear leaf spring. I have heard already to use the 5 leaf versions, I assume for weight.


CrAzYMoPaRGuY - 2018-10-07 5:17 PM
A bodies same measurements, and I have HEARD the five leafs per pack springs are the ones to use, but it's going to be trial and error for sure. One set of springs that has five leafs isn't necessarily the same rate as another, I know!!! Just weird no 57/58/59 listing?



There is a big gap in their early Mopar offerings, i.e. from 1953 to 1963, tumbleweeds. Nada. Dust in the wind.





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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-21 12:42 PM (#572114 - in reply to #571223)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements


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Yeah we had a 63 Dodge. Tossed in lighter SuperStock A body springs. Worked awesome.
I'm picky about the way a car sits, I'll just keep on changing things if necessary to get a car to sit the way I want. I'm same way with tire fit etc.
I thought 57/58/59 MoPars would have a lot more parts loving than they seem to...?!?! Interior stuff too!!??
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-10-21 2:18 PM (#572117 - in reply to #572114)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements



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CrAzYMoPaRGuY - 2018-10-21 12:42 PM

I thought 57/58/59 MoPars would have a lot more parts loving than they seem to...?!?! Interior stuff too!!??


It's not like a 55-56-57 Chevy where you can build a new one from nothing by ordering stuff from the Old Car Center in Langley.

This old Mopar stuff isn't for lazy sissies.

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CrAzYMoPaRGuY
Posted 2018-10-21 6:36 PM (#572131 - in reply to #571223)
Subject: Re: 1957-1958 Dodge Plymouth rear leaf replacements


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Jim from Old Car Centre lives a few houses down from me!!! And I've owned hundreds of MoPars, tons of stuff is made nowadays. Incredible compared to 25 years ago!!!
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