Correct Front Suspension Colors for a 1969 GS w/ Front Disc

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by BuickV8Mike, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    All,
    I finally dove in and am replacing the front Control Arm Bushings. So far so good. :) My question is? What is the correct color for the springs and spindles as I have seen them both black and cast iron color? Any help would be greatly appreciated. On a side note, the springs both have a white strip on the top with 5380 stamped into them. I'll post a picture later when I get home, but I'm wondering if they are original AND should I replace them if they look just fine and I am happy with their performance?

    Cheers and best,
    Mike
     
  2. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Here's a photo of the spring. 20200117_153808.jpg 20200117_153808.jpg 20200117_153756.jpg
     
  3. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

  4. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Assembly manuals say to paint front suspension and steering components black after assembly. This was done with various degrees of thoroughness and slop. Same for rear. Springs were probably gray but got a shot of black from the guy with the gun. Same for the sway bars.
     
  5. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

  6. Duane

    Duane Member

    Original springs were painted black and were identified by the paper sticker that was affixed to them.
    Duane
     
  7. txstratdad

    txstratdad Active Member

    Were the control arms painted before the bushings were installed, or are the steel parts of the bushings suppose to be painted?
     
  8. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    Brass or copper cotter pins
     
  9. Duane

    Duane Member

    "Brass or copper cotter pins"

    Actually it would be either Copper or Steel cotter pins, and it depends on the year car and which Final Assembly Plant it was built at.
    Duane
     

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