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
Anyhow, here is a sequence of photos that illustrates the job.
In the beginning, there was a torsion bar, cover, and spring
It was quite a struggle to get the old bushing material off,
but the plates cleaned up nicely
Now, compare the new and the old
And now in the car..
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.