jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progress

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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby PRY4SNO » Sat May 30, 2020 10:49 pm

For the cost of a zip tie, that's like found money.

Thanks for sharing that info.
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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby jbrentd » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Not much progress, but a little. All of the suspension and brakes are off the car, except the rear top mounts (I’ll get to those soon). The Summer heat is making me lazy. While I was looking for a set of e brake cables, I went ahead and ordered a full set of reman’d brake calipers, rather than rebuilding mine.

I’ve been working on removing the CA and subframe bushings. What a PITA! I’m only half way done and every one of them has put up a fight. Still have the rears to go and they look the worst (at least the CAs do).

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I bought a ball joint press kit with the hopes it would make things easier, but have had to resort to heat, penetrating oil, hole saws, hacksaws, BFH’s, and chisels. I’ll be glad when this work is behind me so I can put some Verkline bling in.
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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby ert » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:47 am

I usually run a drill bit between the outer metal sleeve and the bushing rubber. It runs 360 degrees between the sleeve and rubber portion and cuts them apart. Then just knock out the old bushing and cut the outer sleeve with a saw, just like you have done. I've found this to be the easiest and least messy way to remove old bushings.
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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby Peters » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:27 am

A hole saw makes quick work of the rubber bushing, I then use a hacksaw to get a notch started on the sleeve and finish with an air hammer to collapse the sleeve on itself
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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby jbrentd » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:29 am

Peters wrote:A hole saw makes quick work of the rubber bushing, I then use a hacksaw to get a notch started on the sleeve and finish with an air hammer to collapse the sleeve on itself


Thanks for the tips. I can't seem to find my air chisel...I know I had one at some point. Might need to pick another one up.
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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby jbrentd » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:01 pm

“One bite at a time”...is what I keep telling myself.

All bushings are officially removed. The rears were much more cooperative and I was able to use the ball joint press quite a bit.

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Worked today on cleaning the rear diff. Here are some before and after pics

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Also completed the 1st two steps of POR15 prep (degrease and metal prep) on all of the suspension parts. Hope to paint them next weekend.

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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby PRY4SNO » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:51 am

Looks a treat... I'll bet you're some glad those bushings are removed.
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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby jbrentd » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:09 pm

Thanks. Yessir!

POR15 is on. Pretty happy with the turnout. Went with the semi-gloss.

Next up, install the new bushings and clean up the coilovers.

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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby jbrentd » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:33 pm

Managed to get some time in the garage today. Worked on cleaning my homemade coilovers. While I was at it, I swapped the springs front and rear, added the helper springs, and fitted the AKMS/Verkline top mounts.

I didn’t remember buying one set of offset mounts...I assume for the front?!

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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby PRY4SNO » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:31 pm

Yes, offset for the front. Looks really good!
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Re: jbrentd's 2nd Chance CQ - 3B Swap/Susp Overhaul In Progr

Postby jbrentd » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:22 pm

PRY4SNO wrote:Yes, offset for the front. Looks really good!

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