d) Suspension Resto (front end)

Believe it or not, this thing still rolled.  After disassembly, all of the bearings and bushings were replaced.  The base components were sandblasted and re-painted.  The brake callipers were rebuilt with new pistons however the brake housings were re-used as were the coil springs.

Drivers Front as Delivered
Drivers Side Front, as delivered
Drivers Front d
Drivers Side Front, Disassembled
Front DS b
Drivers Front, completely apart
Broken Weld 3
Common Problem. Broken Steering Mount Weld

The following pictures are of the rebuild & restored front suspension including the steering mount.  When completed it is as good as new, actually better since it is painted.

Weld Frame 3
Steering Mount Repaired
CIMG5738
Drivers Front Restored
CIMG5772
Drivers Side Front Complete

Complete Front End.  Showing the restored Steering rack & Rod-end bearings.  The springs were tough to get back in.  It required an assortment of spring compressors.  New shocks and steering rack bushings & seals complete the job.  I will be replacing the standard rotors with Vented / Slotted rotors as soon as they arrive.

CIMG5814
Drivers Front Complete (Rear View)
Published on November 7, 2009 at 11:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

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