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fuel pump | Subframe rebuild

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Subframe before

Last modified: Nov 13, 2018

Subframe after

Last modified: Nov 13, 2018

Longitudinal arms before

Last modified: Nov 13, 2018

Longitudinal arm after

Last modified: Nov 13, 2018

Pushing rear hub rear bushing in

Last modified: Nov 13, 2018

Old and new rear hub rear bushing

Last modified: Nov 13, 2018

Pushing out subframe bushings
Managed to find the real SAAB subframe removal tool. To get the tool to fit, my cousin ground down the aluminium on the side, taking care not to damage the steel subframe.

Last modified: Dec 16, 2018

Pushing out subframe bushings1

Last modified: Dec 4, 2018

Pushing out subframe bushings2

Last modified: Dec 4, 2018

Pushing out subframe bushings3

Last modified: Dec 4, 2018

Subframe rebuild 4
Jig in place. Ready to airgun it out.

Last modified: Dec 5, 2018

Ready for painting

Last modified: Dec 16, 2018

Subframe painted
It was tricky trying to paint the interior. I will have to touch up a few spots with a brush. I used a paint recommended by a local autobody supply shop. "Zero Rust" Auto refinishing. AR-62 Black. Urethane. No primer required..Direct to metal

Last modified: Dec 16, 2018

Pushing in new bushings

Last modified: Jan 7, 2019

Pushing in new bushings 2

Last modified: Jan 7, 2019

Checking straight front and back
Straight edge to check bushings are in alignment.

Last modified: Jan 7, 2019

Toe-in to wheel hub
Need to insert threaded end into wheel hub first, then connect to sub frame.

Last modified: Jan 27, 2019

Toe-in and lower control arm
Connect both to wheel hub first, then connect to subframe.

Last modified: Jan 27, 2019

Alignment bolts
Many of the bolts are for fine tuning the rear alignment. As such, they need to be tightened by screwing the nut onto the adjusting bolt. (Not rotating the bolt)

Last modified: Jan 27, 2019

Adjustment bolt profile

Last modified: Jan 27, 2019

Bolt pic

Last modified: Jan 27, 2019

Subframe replacement

Last modified: Mar 19, 2019


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