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I have bought new spring pans for the GT Junior, 1 deep for the right side of the car and 1 shallow for the left side of the car. I have read that this should be correct. But the old ones seems to be identical, on the right side mounted with 9 mm spacers. But at the same time the right side spring seems a bit higher, eliminating the spacers ? What is correct ?
 

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Springs, right side of the car spring to the left...
Are the coil diameters the same? The seems different from the photos.

Also, the parts book shows the same part numbers for both the left and right springs. I wonder if a PO switched things out at some point?...perhaps to balance the ride height of the front end...or due to a broken spring.
 

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How many different spring pan types were there? Did they differ between the years?
 

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Strange... Spacers on left side of the car ? ie opposite of what I have ? But the deep pan has approximately the same height as the old + spacers, so I'll mount it on the rigth side and see how it looks.
 

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Deep pan or spacers on the passenger side. Either or but not both (unless you're tweaking ride height). Mine sits a little higher on the drivers side until I sit in it. It does look like you have 2 different springs--they should be identical.
 

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And another little issue has arisen from the use of same-depth pans plus 9mm spacers for my car - the new 'drop' or double-ended bolts I purchased for the sway bar bottom mounts are exactly 9mm too short for the passenger-side application. Bugger.

And you can't buy those at your local hardware shop...

Has anybody reading this sourced correct-length drop bolts for the early cars, which also have a step down or shoulder on the bottom end? The upper section is the longer end, by that 9-ish mm.
 
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