Removing the clams make's it much easier and gives you loads of room, It also gives you a chance to give everything else a good check and clean.
Suspension Refresh And Garage Space
Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:53 PM
Russ I have followed your idea and setup so I can move things around.
KJ I promise that you shall see your ball joint tool again this year! Much appreciated.
Kosmo I wanted to remove the clams but have no room to store them so decided to struggle my way around.
Martin wow it is tight squeezing around the car!
So I started this afternoon around 1 and have just eaten my dinner, all the rear end has been removed and I just need to clamp the ball joints up as they are spinning whilst I'm turning! They have split though of the tapper.
All ball joints are knackered, but bushes seem ok but they shall be changed anyway.
The N/S rear bearing had started to whine a little, I couldn't remove the brake disc at all so left it in place, when I tapped the drive shaft through the bearing had collapsed and the hub and disc just floats around!! ( really lucky with this )
More fun tomorrow!
Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:58 PM
IIRC, some ball joints have a allen key slot at the top of the thread. You can use this to stop them turning if its there. falling that you will have to clamp it in the plinth with a g clamp or the like.
Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:49 PM
I'll get the mole grips on them tomorrow.
Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:33 PM
Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:07 AM
Good luck mate, keep up the good work.
Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:38 AM
But something clicked yesterday! It's a good job I did as the N/S wheel bearing has collapsed!!!!
Back out there now!
Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:19 PM
One of the bearings had picked up a little, the hub has sufficient marking on for me to want to not use it again!
Also partially cleaned the uprights, they will be cleaned a little further later.
Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:42 PM
Jody - Looks like its "suspension refresh" week
My rear suspension is also all stripped off the car. However the balljoints and wheel bearings are all good, so they can stay on.
I am thinking of painting the wishbones with black Hamerite(smooth)? Might even paint the Ally uprights?
Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:42 PM
Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:43 PM
I used Hammerite on a few bits on my car and it was really crap.
In what way was it "crap"?
Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:44 PM
Edit, I think I recall reading on here that since it became water based it wasn't as good as before.
Edited by jonnyfox, 01 January 2014 - 08:46 PM.
Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:55 PM
As i already have some in the garage i will try on one of the wishbones and see from there.
I know it used to be ok?
If this works out not suitable is there any other options apart from the expensive POR 15?
Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:53 PM
New Hub and Bearings ordered let the assembly commence.
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