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Rear Bushing Replacement (October 2003)

I have been wanting to replace the rear bushings for some time. I had purchased Neatrix bushings many months ago but never seemed to have enough time to swap out the old set and insert the new ones. I bought a set of spring plates from my friend Mike and using Peter's sand blasting equipment, stripped them back to bare metal. I was going to have them cad coated but decided to try a paint process sold by Eastwood. The finish is great but perhaps somewhat more delicate than cad finish.

Anyhow, here is a sequence of photos that illustrates the job.

In the beginning, there was a torsion bar, cover, and spring plates.

before torsion

 

It was quite a struggle to get the old bushing material off, but the plates cleaned up nicely

new2 caps

undone

Now, compare the new and the old

new new3

And now in the car..

inplace

I am about to complete this project this weekend and then do an alignment according to the gospel of Ray Scruggs. I'll update the page when I am done.

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Last reviewed 11-Nov-2014 ->->->->

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