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Hi Guys, What's the purpose of the plastic tubing near the bottom of the rear springs? Should it be all the way down to cushion the spring against the bottom plate? Please advise. Thanks, Bob
 

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My 73 GTV didn't have the rubber it even though its in the parts manual...

I imagine its a vibration damper. Not sure why the bottom of the r springs didnt use the same metal seat/rubber disc as all other spring ends on the car.
 

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They were there to trap water causing the spring to rust then break !Where is the sarcasm font button
 

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I think he's referring to the 18 inches or so of thin wall plastic tube that is slid on the spring coils themselves. About 1 to 2 turns. These were on my original Duetto too, and I have no idea why!

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Agreed. I discovered this on a 1971 1750 Spider.

They were there to trap water causing the spring to rust then break !Where is the sarcasm font button
 
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