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Started by Mudhen, March 13, 2012, 12:12:22 PM
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Quote from: 94touring on May 02, 2014, 02:21:29 PMYour pipe bender looks fun. The holes you're talking about, are they they drain plugs on the floor?
Quote from: 94touring on June 01, 2014, 08:46:00 AMYou need to expoxy sealer after you get it to bare metal buddy! Did the sub frame and panels make it ok?
Quote from: Willie_B on June 09, 2022, 09:16:44 AMIf your going to be bashing it around you will want to reinforce the front and probably the rear subframe. Look here.https://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/topic/306915-subframe-reinforcement/
Quote from: MiniDave on June 09, 2022, 07:52:32 AMWow, freshman in college already!Yes, replace the needle bearings in the upper arms, every one I've ever taken apart they've been shot. They're a little tricky to get out, there's a step inside the arm that you can't get around with a straight punch to get at the back of the bearing to drive it out of the arm. I take a long (8") 1/2" bolt and slightly round off one side of the head to match the inside curve of the bore the bearings are in, then you can get that in behind the bearing and drift it out without damaging the bore that the needle cage fits into.Sounds harder than it is, but impossible without the "tool". I've never had an upper arm too damaged to use unless they let the bearings wear thru the arm....usually the shaft is way damaged before that and clunking badly.
Quote from: ADRay on June 10, 2022, 05:58:02 AMHi Pat, I had my front and rear arm bushings / bearings done by Kevin at KJE in Rochester, after attempting the job myself. He charged me $100 per set. I would use him again in the future.
Quote from: MiniDave on June 11, 2022, 02:03:33 PMShock bolts not pressed in, just rusted in ;D