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Moving to the rear of the car, the original U-bolts were removed and the axle supported so the springs could be swapped out. This picture clearly shows the pivoting mounting pad used on these Chevys, and that the locating dowel on the spring is not located under the axle. As has been discussed in our Wrenchin' column of late, this is why you can't drop a later axle straight onto the springs, as it'll sit too far forward in the wheel arch. With jackstands under the chassis and a floor jack under the axle, the rear shackles and then the springs were removed.