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ready for blasting and painting

That's it all the bushes have been removed and i'm off to the blasters tomorrow for a clean and paint.. bit of luck I may have them back before xmas..... then I can make a start on the rebuild..
 

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rooony,

Those parts look soooooooo good!

One of my favourite moments of every project is that sound when you flip the ratchet over to "tighten"

Good luck,

Vin
 

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Vintre, Thanks for the post!
 

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I dont think anyone here doesnt feel a pang of jealousy when you see a redone, cleaned up n freshly painted suspension setup.
Ive rebuild my cars for street, then to racing, n now back again and never done this. Even now im thinking of ways to avoid this on my berlina by bead blasting the suspension on the car and repainting with chassis paint. But to do this right, it probably has to all come apart as shown. Is impressive and hats off to all tackling this the right way...
 

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finally getting mine back together after a full strip down and refresh... unfortunately I ended up do lots more jobs with the suspension out the way.. ie clutch slave/flexi/master etc.. stripped inner wings/cross member and bare metal painted etc... Then the nuts and bolts to replace/zinc plate... the list was endless.... The finishing line is in sight!
 

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finally getting mine back together after a full strip down and refresh... unfortunately I ended up do lots more jobs with the suspension out the way.. ie clutch slave/flexi/master etc.. stripped inner wings/cross member and bare metal painted etc... Then the nuts and bolts to replace/zinc plate... the list was endless.... The finishing line is in sight!

Looking good!

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Hi Vin, I just started to rebuild my front suspension and your post is fantastic, but I do need some advise.
I am having trouble getting the drivers side spring pan off. I can't get the sway bar drop link adapter out. As you can see in the picture here the 3 bolts are out and the nut on the drop link adapter is loose, but that adapter won't budge. I put the nut back on and hit it with a hammer but it is stuck tight. I tried with the 3 threaded rods tight and again with them loose. It is soaking in Kroil right now and I'll try again tomorrow.
Do you have any advise on how to get that out?
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It is soaking in Kroil right now and I'll try again tomorrow.
Do you have any advise on how to get that out?
Hmmmm...... that end link should come out with a little encouragement that you gave,

I would do the same. Spray it on top and the bottom. Give it some more penetrating oil before you go to bed again.

Should do the same to the other side just in case.

Good luck,

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Hi Vin, I finally got it out by heating the casting with a torch and knocking the adapter out with an air hammer. I tried to pry and hammer it out before using the torch but it just would not budge. Not very elegant but it got the job done.
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Hi Vin, I finally got it out by heating the casting with a torch and knocking the adapter out with an air hammer. I tried to pry and hammer it out before using the torch but it just would not budge. Not very elegant but it got the job done.
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Good news.

Heat was going to be my next suggestion.

Good luck,

Vin
 
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