|I have now stripped down the front suspension. I
decided to do one side at a time so I had the other side
for reference. Everything has turned out to be in very
good condition apart from the flexible brake hoses. I
have decided to replace these with the steel braded
variety as they give better pedal feel and don't perish
like the rubber ones. The only problem I encountered was
trying to remove the brake calliper and in the end I
resorted to fitting the suspension back on to the chassis
and then I undid them quite easily. I was expecting the
trunion bolts to be difficult to remove but luckily they
had been well greased so they came off with no problem.
All the front suspension components have now been rubbed
down and painted and are now re-fitted to the chassis.
I have also refitted the steering rack after a
rub down and repaint. This is fairly recent so I just
gave it a quick check by pulling back the rubber boots
and making sure it was well greased. One thing worth
noting is to fit it to the steering column U/J before
bolting it down.
|The dismantled Anti-roll bar
||The old droplink bush
The next thing I tackled was the
anti-roll bar. The mounting rubbers were completely shot
together with drop link bushes. I have purchased some new
mounting rubbers and some rose jointed drop links so next
weekends job will be to refit this.