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This car was driven many miles before Julio got to attending to it.
New engine mounts.
New radiator.
Replaced front disks and bearings.
New fan.
New drive-shaft support and U-joint.
New fluids.
New clutch and brakes hydraulics.
New left trailing arm bushings.

We know that rear bearings are bad and we know that the rear right spring is broken.

Soft top needs to be replaced. I put some duct tape to prevent leak (I am too lazy to put on hard top, which I have.)

The noise from the rear end I attributed to bad bearings and it's there, particularly audible with the top up.

Suddenly I discovered at higher speeds (anything over 40 MPH) noise similar to the cabin noise with all windows shut but one rear window open. I thought the duct tape went loose and was trapping air, but that is not the case. It is tightly sealed.

So, any guesses:

-My soft top has to go and that'll cure it?
-Replace rear bearings and drink some nice wine while doing it?
-Also replace rear springs while at it?
-Leave the shocks, unless clearly bad?
 
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