Just by ignoring the leaf springs, it caused other problems such as my gas tank scraping pavement while I was driving it..so now I have to replace the leaf springs and a new gas tank. Currently my car is sitting on 2 jack stands, and the axle is being held by a floor jack. The rear end is raised 2 1/2 ft from the ground, my question is when i get the new parts in, how on earth am im going to be able to get the new leaf spring in from the angle i have it setup on? my freind gave me some leaf springs that came off a 68 B body Chrysler...his springs measured up to mine, and I got them to fit, but ran onto another problem occurred because the bolt patterns was different. All that hard work for me to get that spring to fit for nothing. So my question is, is there an easier way to help that leaf spring stay in position while I bolt it down? This is already a nightmare trying to do this off the ground in my driveway. And it took me 4hrs to get that rusted spring off...lol this is a challenge..i still haven't got the other one off yet...but I think it's good to do it one at a time..what you guys think?