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Anybody have an idea the best place to get rear springs for a 57 4 door hardtop?
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Eaton Detroit Springs is one place.  Check around for a local spring shop - they may have specs.


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Go to generalspringkc.com. It's been a few years, but I'm pretty sure that's where I got leaf springs for my 55 T-bird.
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Take them apart and re-arch them. Not hard to do. An anvil or 1’ of a railroad track with a bolt welded on one edge and a 5# hammer will do it. Can’t tell how many “reversed eye” top springs I’ve done...2 guys make it easy... ear plugs are great today too bad I didn’t use them a long time ago.

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Depending on the age of your springs, re-arching them may be a temporary fix. Metal, like anything else, fatigues with age. If you consider the effort to remove and reinstall the springs and the cost to re-arch them, unless you do it yourself (I wouldn't), you're probably better off buying new springs. The cost of having my springs re-arched was almost as much as the cost of new springs. 
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A lot of 57 owners switch to Wagon/Ranchero 6 leaf springs. McVeigh truck springs carry them, thats were I got mine.
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I also used the 6-leaf springs from McVeigh on my '57 Custom 300. Very happy with them.


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