complete, what next?
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Yes, there are three removable arms each side at the rear; the spring pan; the "dog leg" that the shock bolts to; and the upper wishbone. I went and stripped a set off a breaker. Then you need to take the old bushes out. Some are just a rubber bush with a metal sleeve on outside and metal spigot in the middle (2 on each wishbone & 1 on each dog leg); my favourite way of dealing with these is burn the rubber (in a very well ventilated area) and then it should peel off the outer sleeve; pass the blade of a hacksaw through the hole and carefully put a cut in the sleeve trying not to mark the machined surface of the casting, but don't be too precious about it as you will only be putting poly bushes in.
The second type of joint is a ball and socket joint, no burning this time, just get a lump hammer and drift, and smash the crap out of the middle bit till it comes out (if your lucky the sleeve will come out too). Then repeat the hacksaw technique on the outer part.
Once you've got the bushes out you can take them to the coaters for shot blast and paint.
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