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Thanks for the info. I have fitted the Eibach springs and Koni sport fronts although went for the Koni orange on the back. A vast improvement on the tired suspension I had before. Did you drop the front subframe and do a makeover like the rear?
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Those photos are really impressive. The sub frame is like new.
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Really want to do this to my GTVs rear suspension. Unfortunately.... I can only work on one side at a time because of my narrow garage.
So I intend to just refurbish the arms/spring pans etc. one side at a time.

If I was to do this is there a recommended sequence to unbolting everything?
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Caliper off and tie up to one side. Probably best to slacken every nut after wire brushing threads and spray with plus gas. Trolley Jack under spring pan and tackle big bolt through it and hub. The drop link nuts are usually seized solid.
I managed through a mate to find stainless steel nuts and washers in the odd sizes that the car industry uses. I might be able to get some more but they are about 2 each.
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Caliper off and tie up to one side. Probably best to slacken every nut after wire brushing threads and spray with plus gas. Trolley Jack under spring pan and tackle big bolt through it and hub. The drop link nuts are usually seized solid.
I managed through a mate to find stainless steel nuts and washers in the odd sizes that the car industry uses. I might be able to get some more but they are about 2 each.
Great... Thanks for that! Very much appreciated!
Just have to decide now on what sort of set up I'm going to go for! So many options and lots of varying opinions!
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Time to start bolting everything back on!

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Hope I can remember where everything goes!
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Hope I can remember how it all goes back together!
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briliant work! Very inspiring!
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Only taken a year. Why the rush?
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Only taken a year. Why the rush?
Haha.... Yeh.... bit of a slow worker me!
In my defence I did have a bit of a health scare in the middle of it all....
Plus everytime I go under the car I keep on deciding to do a bit more !
All this started off with one rotten spring pan... now it's a complete refurb back to original!

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Only taken a year. Why the rush?
It's probably taken that long to source all the new bits.
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Get some waxoyl under it whilst you've got the subframe out. A lot easier than trying to do it when it's all back in.
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And have those wheels arch liners off and hope for the best.
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It's probably taken that long to source all the new bits.
Spot on... I was picking up the odd arm/pan whenever they came up at a reasonable price.
Upper arms only appeared about a month back which I was chuffed at cos I didn't want any powerflexed arms!
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Get some waxoyl under it whilst you've got the subframe out. A lot easier than trying to do it when it's all back in.
Another reason for taking so long ... I scraped all the underseal off... treated any rust... red oxide... hammerite.... then waxoyled over the top!

Only problem with doing the above.... It had showed up the rest of the floor.... which I've now scraped back to paint!
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And have those wheels arch liners off and hope for the best.
Yep.... these have been off.... Lucky as well cos the rust that was there wasn't too bad. But.... Ithink would have been terminal if left another year or two!



See.... I have been busy!

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Great work! Inspiring me to get moving with my own rear end.
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Another quick question regarding this rebuild again!
With regards to the nuts and bolts holding all the arms etc together is it ok to use stainless ones as opposed to the originals?
I've managed to get my hands on stainless nuts ... bolts... washers (apart from the long hub bolt) but read recently somewhere that the tensile strength of stainless is less than the original material.
I'm not too bothered either way but thought stainless would last longer and look a tad nicer!

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Another quick question regarding this rebuild again!
With regards to the nuts and bolts holding all the arms etc together is it ok to use stainless ones as opposed to the originals?
I've managed to get my hands on stainless nuts ... bolts... washers (apart from the long hub bolt) but read recently somewhere that the tensile strength of stainless is less than the original material.
I'm not too bothered either way but thought stainless would last longer and look a tad nicer!

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You are right about the tensile strength. The preferred way would be to plate grade 8 or grade 10 hardware as necessary as long as the plater runs them through a de- embrittlement oven after. I would not risk suspension parts to SS nuts and bolts.
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You are right about the tensile strength. The preferred way would be to plate grade 8 or grade 10 hardware as necessary as long as the plater runs them through a de- embrittlement oven after. I would not risk suspension parts to SS nuts and bolts.
Thanks for the reply Mark....

Shame that... as the bolts look great!

But as you say the safest option is probably going to be to stick to original nuts and bolts!
Better get started sourcing some new ones now!
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Thanks for the reply Mark....

Shame that... as the bolts look great!

But as you say the safest option is probably going to be to stick to original nuts and bolts!
Better get started sourcing some new ones now!
Try Spalding fasteners, I sourced nearly all my nuts and bolts for my rebuilds from them.
http://www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk/

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Try Spalding fasteners, I sourced nearly all my nuts and bolts for my rebuilds from them.
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Thanks.... I've used these guys before.... Probably to get some of my stainless stuff! Lol!
I assume you went for normal bolts then not stainless?
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Yeah I went for 10 plate grade mostly I think , they are not cheap but compared to Alfa it's a steal pun intended .
I'm going to get most of the cam cover studs from them to.


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