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I can't say for a '66 (that's what I'm assuming you meant). My '68 springs came out easily using an OEM brand compressor. I bought mine but I believe AutoZone gives them out as loaners. It may look tight but the springs compress quite a bit.
You've got to take off the outer shock tower to get the spring out.
Outer shock tower out, spring gone, UCA still on.
Once you get the outer shock tower off the spring compressor will fit inside fine and you can get the spring out safely with a spring compressor, just DON'T use a cheap compressor. If you can't buy one go and rent or barrow one from a garage or Auto Zone. I borrowed one from a a local store for $5 and I will barrow it again when I put them back in.
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i just replaced my springs on my 65. I took the outer shock tower off and removed the spring perches by removing the bolts with a grinder to get the clearance i needed. But i have seen it done with out doing any of that, it all depends on the compressor you use. The one i had wouldn't compress the spring enough due to the stud of the compressor hitting the spring perch. I later solved this problem with making a spacer for the compressor so i can compress the spring completely.
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