<VV> Rear Transverse Leaf Spring question

Frank DuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Dec 28 19:34:06 EST 2007

If the small bolts break you can substitute the correct length 5/16-18 
bolt easily through the opening in the control arm. You could also order 
the proper studs from our vendors, oops, just checked and Lon has none & 
Clarks supplies bolts. _Use grade 8 bolts, nuts and lockwashers._   
Drive the old stud out after it snaps off. Use a lockwasher on the bolt 
head side to keep it from turning. I have done this many times with no 
problem. Also use a lockwasher on the nut side. Hmmm, belt and 

Frank DuVal

Keith Onchuck wrote:

>I am replacing the bushings on the transverse leaf
>spring.  The three bolts that hold the upper retainer
>to the control are do not want to budge.  I have them
>soaking with PB Blaster and will try again.  My fear
>is breaking them off.
>If I break the bolts are they easy to access and
>replace once the upper mount is out of the way?  Are
>they a carraige bolt style?
>If not I was thinking about cutting the nuts off with
>a grinder.  Any insight would be appreciated.
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