Project 2010-Rear End/Suspension

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  1. HuevosRanchero

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    just starting a thread for this years project..a few pics to see what I started with. Some cleanup and improvent already occurred, will post as able. Note as y'all know ...one rear sway endlink toast, no luck finding replacement but think I have a repair that will work well.

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  2. Fomoco8

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    Gotcha work laid out for ya there,,, always nicer when you get em done/
     
  3. HuevosRanchero

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    it's amazing what you can do with a wire wheel, sandpaper, brillo pads and a few cans of paint...:D
     
  4. HuevosRanchero

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    the blatantly obvious reason for doing the rear suspension bushings....

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    Initial cleanup and paintwork

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    Hopefully will be able to order poly bushings after this weekends gigs...and then springs... the new lower control arms will take longer.
     
  5. HuevosRanchero

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    Bushings arrived last week ..used truck sized bushings from energy suspension to replace the rubber ones on the end links. They are from the universal application end link grommets section. Part# 9.8103G... 5$ from ES for a pack of 4. Modified two for proper thickness.. the nipple on the remaining two fits perfectly into the original link mount on the frame!!

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    What I started with before cleanup

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  6. HuevosRanchero

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    yeah i know im incredibly slow... duh! :rolleyes:

    cleanup of parts.. i like to use wheel silver from Duplicolor for washers and stuff.. good old cast iron coating for plain steel stuff..(at least it looked unpainted from the factory minus the odd paint daub)

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    springs should be here by wednesday and I can start work in earnest
     
  7. HuevosRanchero

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    oh yeah many thanx to RancheroRob for supplying me with a replacement endlink for the one I snapped. Had an idea for repairing it..but now I dont have to.
     
  8. Dan the ranchero man

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    Looks great! Love the detail you are putting into it.
     
  9. 5.0 Chero

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    A little clean up and paint goes a long way! looks great!
     
  10. HuevosRanchero

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    thanx guys..also should mention in case somebody breezes through the energy suspension site too quickly...there IS a difference between the black and red bushings... the red ones do NOT have graphite impregnated into them...only the black ones...
     
  11. HuevosRanchero

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    A few more baby steps

    Drivers side rear...

    Pulled out spring..incredibly easy, jack up ..pull tire, drop shock and use scissor jack to slowly lower rear end. Upper arm came out without too much of fight either. Cleanup and paint ongoing as well as burning out the old bushings. Much better condition than any of the front arm bushings were in.

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  12. 5.0 Chero

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  13. HuevosRanchero

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    need to check if brake drum is 11 by 2.25 or 2.5...before rear brake project.

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  14. HuevosRanchero

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    Drivers side rear done. Ugly shock will be replaced with new KYBs at some point. Looks like there will be a little drop!
     
  15. sarah

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    NICE.... how do you make a whistle sound on line... hm mmmmmmmm...

    WOOOOOOOT WHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :) or something like that :D good job Robert
     
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    Looking good HR!Youll like the new ride-handle.I used hole saw to remove old rubber.Punch out center sleve,pie cut rubber from center with hacksaw blade,then polished with wheel cyl. brush.Not as messy as cooking rubber.[​IMG]
     
  17. 5.0 Chero

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    But John its more tons fun to play with fire...;)
     
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    If you crank up the oxygen it turns to ash and leaves no mess and little smoke.
     
  19. HuevosRanchero

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    kewl...i never thought of that!
     
  20. HuevosRanchero

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    FIRE FIRE FIRE! hehhehehehehe (cough) sorry...couldnt resist.
     

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