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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 09, 8:14 PM Thread Starter
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El Camino - Station Wagon Spring ?

Does anyone know if standard/OEM replacement rear coil springs are the same for a 1970 El Camino and a 1970 Chevelle station wagon? If not, would either sit my El Camino higher or lower?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 09, 8:26 PM
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Re: El Camino - Station Wagon Spring ?

Different o.e. springs /replacement are used on the el camino & wagon ref : Moog #6435 el camino /#6381 on wagon Bob Rizzi ~~~
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Re: El Camino - Station Wagon Spring ?

Wagon springs would lift the rear of an El Camino

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 09, 11:23 AM
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Re: El Camino - Station Wagon Spring ?

I would think the wagon springs would be stiffer or taller due to the increased weight, and would make the El Camino sit higher.
I'm going to take the Eibach lowering springs out of my 64 wagon and stick them in my 67 El Camino....I'm expecting to need some trimming to make it sit where I want it.
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Re: El Camino - Station Wagon Spring ?

An easy set up which alot of guys do put Moog Cargo springs in the rear #cc507 70' El Camino. It keeps the car sitting just about right and when there is any weight in the truck it automatically adjusts to maintain proper chassis height. I owned a couple of El Camino's and some were used as "tow vehicles" for race cars and they never let me down>>>> Bob Rizzi
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Re: El Camino - Station Wagon Spring ?

Thanks for the info.

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