Thanks for the comments. If you are thinking of refurbishing the rear suspension, it really is much easier to take out the rear subframe. You just take off the rear exhaust, disconnect the rear brakes and handbrake cable, and 4 bolts later it is off the car. A sand blasting cabinet made cleaning up the parts much easier!Wow! Impressive restoration! I´m keeping those images as they are the best to describe and identify components of our rear suspension that I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing!
It looks like you used original bushes rather than Powerflex. Did you press them in yourself or did you buy new spring pans and dog legs?I have now finished the rear suspension refurb, and will be reinstalling in the GTV this week.
Both..Noob here, can someone explain what exactly are we looking at here in noob terms? refurbished original parts or what?
It's aloo minum (for Americans :lol probably an aqua blast would be the preference.Didn't realise that the sub frame could be blasted and powder coated!
For some reason I had it in my head that it was a soft metal as you hear of issues with the sub frame wearing when the bushes wear out. Only now I think of it, that's really stupid.... :doh:
I took the suspension arms to a local friendly garage, who pressed out the original bushes and put the new ones in (just cost a couple of beers)! I didn't use powerflex bushes.It's aloo minum (for Americans :lol probably an aqua blast would be the preference.
You fit PU bushes to also stop rubbing as they don't degrade like rubber ones, then it's the arms that themselves that start to bite in.
The OP's project here is real craft and great for us to see.