Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

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Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:49 am

Hi all.....can i remove the subframe bracket thingy one at a time...?

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So i can take it to work and shot blast them before rust proofing them.....new bolts etc.

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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by Allys Cally » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:17 pm

you can take them both off as long as you support the rest of it, and if you havent changed the bushes if your taking the brackets off now might be the best time to get them changed :wink:
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:33 pm

Thanks guys for the reply s.....thats what i thought....! :lol:
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:57 pm

popped down the "callycave" again.....I took one bracket off.....while supporting the sub frame......

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Looks quite rusty....a lot of it is surface rust/old underseal(i hope)

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So off to work it goes...for a shot blast....hopefully they dont turn to dust...lol....as Im guessing you can not get them any more.....the bush had seen better days too....so that will be replaced.

Also beefed up security while im under the car lol stop any tools going walkie`s lol (crap work phone pic)

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by RedCalibra33 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:46 pm

Good to see u got some help on this site. Other site seems very quiet lately :think:
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by rich30mex » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:40 am

Mark u started it now go for it pal go all the way with it do the hole rear sub frame make it last for years longer lol
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:17 pm

rich30mex wrote:Mark u started it now go for it pal go all the way with it do the hole rear sub frame make it last for years longer lol



So tempted mate....so tempted.....!!

well......this is the mount after the first 2 min shot blast cycle....

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Another 2 mins blast cycle....

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Im really pleased with the results...it did not vanish into dust and dissapear up the extraction lol.......so i have some "plasicote" paint....its in green but who cares at £1 a spray can lol
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:53 pm

....just have to figure out how to.....or drop the frame and goto town on it.
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by Allys Cally » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:50 pm

get a claw hammer or a crowbar and just yank it out :wink:

normally the new ones slip in but if your struggling put some fairy liquid around it and when you bolt it up it will go in no bother :mrgreen:
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by craigyboy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:02 pm

That shot blasting makes a big difference mate :clap:
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by rich30mex » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:25 pm

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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:05 pm

Thanks guys....as i have the car off the road this summer I`m going to try and do as much work on it as i can.

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5 coats of paint should do the trick lol
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by James_Mould » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:41 pm

Certainly look better than rust.
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:16 pm

Yeh thats what i thought mate...lol i may paint it black too.
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:45 pm

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Hi all....im struggling to get the main mounting bolt home...its really really tight and its got about 60mm to go....the wishbone is supportef in two places.

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