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

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

by sealeysonic » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:56 pm

It's the OE bolt...m14x117 imperial thread....the head has been bead blasted at work mate.it's not cross threaded as it goes in most of the way easy.
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by Callyman » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:34 pm

Did it wind out easy enough?
Does the other bolt go in ok?
Does this bolt go in the other side ok?
I'd pull it back out and inspect the thread for damage.
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:36 pm

yeh was easy to remove....the thread is clean....it seems something is not right......maybe its not lining up right..? the other side was not touched.....every thing was supported while i took the bolts out.
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by Callyman » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:03 pm

Can be a git to line up, wont be easy with jack on it (car weight pinching it)
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by Allys Cally » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:49 pm

it may have moved, try sticking a screwdriver (just smaller than the thickness of the screw) up through and see if you can move the subframe to line up the hole better
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:21 pm

Awesome guys....I'll try that....thanks again !
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:46 pm

Not any progress on this as ive not been very well....ive been looking into bushes :shock: lol as far as i know they all fit the cally but range in price....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-CALI ... 4ce663a4a1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAI-FRONT-CON ... 4607db9197

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QH-FRONT-CONT ... 4607ddebc8

They seem to be either all rubber...or steel outer with rubber insert....and range from £40 to.£4.99 or there abouts...Why and what's your thoughts ?
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by v6 steve » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:22 pm

the 2nd and 3rd sets are for the front subframe the one your looking for is the 1st one type in carlton instead of calibra its the same part but cheaper
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by v6 steve » Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:23 pm

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

by sealeysonic » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:57 am

Right got my act together and ordered two....should be here by the weekend. Thanks for the Link there mate
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by eco16v » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:02 pm

Drop the whole frame out while u are at it mate, it's well worth doing. I did mine last winter and polybushed the rear arms whilst I was at it.
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:01 am

That would be the best idea but I'm scared I would not get it to go back up......and with struggling to refit one bolt god know how I would get on with the whole frame....I would have to push the car out the garage turn it around and push it back in again to vet more room to full the frame out from underneath.
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by tosh1985 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:34 am

get it dun pal yano ya want to really lol
whats the rust proofing spay youve used as im doin my 4x4 system before i drop the standard rear axle off the car an fit it,
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by eco16v » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:36 am

I had the same problem mate in my garage, to get around the lack of room I put the rear of the car up on axle stands and lowered the frame down with a trolley jack and then unbolted both rear arms from the frame while the frame was on the ground underneath the car which meant I could bring it out in 3 pieces, stripped and painted everything then reassembled it underneath the car and raised it back into place with a trolley jack again.
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Re: Rear sub frame mount thingy Removal...Help Needed.

by sealeysonic » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:08 pm

Ok....that would be good to do....was it easy to get back up on the trolley jack?

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