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1960-1977 Ford/Mercury VariShock Bolt-In Front Coil-Over Conversion Installation and Tuning Guide

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Remove Factory Shock and Spring
1. Raise front end of car and secure with jack stands. Wheels must not be in contact with ground.
2. Remove wheels, making note of which side of vehicle they were removed from.
3. Unbolt lower shock mount from spring perch.
4. Unbolt upper shock mount from shock tower.
5. Remove shock and mount from vehicle.
6. Using a spring compressor, remove the coil spring. Follow the tool manufacturer’s instructions for proper use of the spring compressor.
7. Unbolt lower spring perch from control arm.

Install Shock Tower Adapter (TCP COLVF-1X)
The shock tower adapter must be installed before proceeding. Refer to the installation guide packaged with your adapter kit. Depending upon the year and model of your vehicle, you will have received one of the following kits: TCP COLVF-13, TCP COLVF-14 (shown), or TCP COLVF-15. Shock Assembly – Lower Crossbar
8. On each urethane bushing put a small amount of poly lube on the area that will contact the inside of the lower shock eye.
9. Press two bushings into each shock eye, one from each side. Once completely seated apply poly lube to the inside bore of the bushings.
10. Thread the 1/2” set screws into two of the crossbar halves and then place an aluminum crush washer over the remaining set-screw stud.

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