Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
I found some additional information digging through the archives and I need to get new bolts and nuts for the lower shock/sway bar mount. You can't get a drill in there from either side (even a right angle drill) until you cut off the head of the bolt on the sway bar end. You have to get one end of the sway bar loose so you can move the end toward the center of the car to get clear of the leftover bolt. I was going to try to do just the right side blown shock first before tackling the left side but I think this project will take 100% commitment to butcher both sides to get it done. This is going to be one of those "Saturday morning start/hope I'm done by Sunday night" projects. I tried to get my Sawzall in there with the car hanging from the body in the back (with jack stands under the axle) but there's no room to get at the bolts. I think I will need to have both sides of the sway bar completely free and have the rear tires on ramps or jacked up way high on the axle to have enough room to get the Sawzall in between the brackets to cut through the bolt in two or three places. Might need to burn the bushings out too. That's after I get the lower shock bushings installed in the shock eyes.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Rear shock swap fail - LONG, skibumm100, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:18:59
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, DickT , Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:03:32
- Managed to dodge this job..., Noel , Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:06:02
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, JimO, Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:33:08
- Yeah, been there...., andym, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:01:30
- Sawzall, Montana Tom , Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:49:02
- Drill, baby, drill!, Bill Homer, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:56:15
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, JerseySaab , Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:37:01
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