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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72GTS351CJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-January-2018 at 7:22AM
I wonder why the pic turns when posted
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Can I cut the springs with a sawsall?
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you can cut them with anything except a torch
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-January-2018 at 11:06AM
Angle grinder with cutoff wheel is the quickest (non-torch) way.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
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Great thanks!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72FordGTS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-January-2018 at 1:42PM

I agree, angle grinder with a cut off wheel is the easiest and quickest way.  I have also used a band saw.  I'd think a reciprocating saw would be tricky to get a nice cut.

That pic you posted that came out sideways.  Did you take it with a phone by chance?
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Yup. Android phone
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I have run into this issue with cell phone pics on other sites.  For some reason it defaults the picture to sit in one direction.  I will play around with the settings and see what I can do.
 
BTW, I think you should be good with 1/2 coil cut.  I have been compiling info on the spring thread and trying to collect pics and it seems 1/2 coil works for most cars. 
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Your car is pretty much the same as mine. I love the look. Only difference 400 and 351c... If it sits a tad lower I'm ok with that
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I cut 1/2 coil out of my front coils, progressive rate rears, so I could not cut them. I like it ok, but really wish I'd cut a full coil out and gone with a shorter rear coil. With 17 inch wheels it looks good, but wanted a lower look. Tires are 235/55-17 and 275/55-17. This is with a 460 and C6, so a 351/400 would sit higher.




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That looks good
Those are the 80090 moog up front?
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As for the suspension parts did you guys paint them? Will they start to surface rust if I don't. I clear coated my master cylinder because I liked the natural look but it is starting to turn that ugly rusty orange. I'm going to just spray it black. Should I do the same with the suspension parts?
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I had all my parts blasted and powder coated.  I didn't powder coated my spindles or caliper brackets, just painted them.  I used some of Eastwoods products to paint the stuff that was natural steel coloured from the factory, the strut rods for example.
 
Factory finish on the arms was half black, half bare metal, with the inner part being painted, outer half bare.  Some people replicate this with paint, I just powder coated my arms all black.  You can see the finishes I did in this photo:
 
 
If you going this far, at minimum wire wheel and paint all the parts with a decent quality paint. 
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Great pic. Thanks Again
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