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Not sure where you are at this point but I've done this miserable job 2 or 3 times in the past. I cut out the old thru bolts with long sawzall blades. Getting the new bushings in the sway bar can be a real challenge. I used dish soap, soda bottle plastic and a jury rigged puller.
You might consider pulling the whole rear axle assembly to work on it. It's not that hard. Then you could drop the gas tank and easily do everything back there that needs doing, brake and gas lines, tank straps etc. I did all that 2 years ago figuring I'd be good for several years but today got condemned on annual inspection for rust in the frame to bumper mount. Not fixable by VT guidelines.
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 <-- Viewing This Message
- 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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