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Soft Top Swing Arm

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Old 12-12-2011, 12:33 AM
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Soft Top Swing Arm

I'm trying to install a new swing arm on my 55 Bird and there's a spring that goes from the swing arm bracket to spring bolt. I'm having a hell of a time trying to get the spring stretched enough for it to reach both locations. Anyone had any luck with this?
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:59 PM
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Did you get the springs in? It's actually a two man operation. Attach the rod to the spring and then grab the rod with a vise grip and stretch it so you can get the end of the rod into the hole. It's tough, but can be done. I'm 72 and I stretched it. Thus is where the second person comes into play - he has to screw on the nut while you are holding the rod in the hole.

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