Here we go again … undo
I think I’ve said it before and will no doubt say it again, by the time I have this car on the road I’ll have essentially built about 3 of them. ?This time, after reading horror stories of snapped lower control arms due to binding of the bushings, I decided to replace the stock ones with custom (yes, more custom parts) from my preferred vendor Mark at Breeze Automotive.
First I had to remove the tie rod ends from the spindles
Undo the mountings and using the new bushings, slide the old ones out and new ones in. ?Skipping a lot of detail here but it wasn’t as hard a job as it could have been. ?The new bushings took the grease much better than the old and there’s a noticeable difference in how free the front setup is now, precisely the point of the exercise.
Visible here is how the ends of the new bushings are serrated to make a positive hold on the frame and allow the arms to pivot around them.
Next it was to the rear and more undo. ?This time to replace the rear shocks that I’d identified as being the wrong length – a factory mistake. ?Ordered new shocks, here we see the setup removed from the passenger side, holding the suspension in place with some webbing and one the removed shock. ?Benched while I wait for the new ones.