Unfortunately we don't have torque specs for a 1976 vehicle simply because they did not provide that info to AllData or Mitchell which is who we use for our online manuals.
However, these vehicles did not change that much over the decades and so while the torque specs will not be exactly the same, they will be close and not cause any damage. So I included below the torque specs for a 1988 which is the first year that they started publishing these types of torque specs like this.
More than likely the paper service manuals at the dealers had this info in them but unfortunately that was not transferred to the online manuals.
If you are still looking to be more accurate then we would need to contact a dealer and see if they will give you access to those manuals if they still have them.
Here are a couple of guides that will help with replacing these on modern vehicles. I understand that this is not directly what you are looking for but it has good info that may help you or others that visit in the future.
Also, you do not need to torque these on the ground. Securing them while still on jack stands is just fine.
Please let me know what questions you have with this and how you make out.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 AT 3:31 PM