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Old 10-28-2005, 09:23 AM
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granted my car was a Buffalo,NY year round car before i bought it and my dad and i "restored" it....

anyway - here is a picture of the rear subframe mounts....they were destroyed and fell apart upon removal, removal attempt - but when driving displayed no real sign of a huge problem...

also the trailing arms bushings were equally shot and needed sawsalling with pressing to get them out - they were ovaled as well...

needless to say these tanks seem like they take a lickin and keep on tickin -

now if only i would have known about these eccentric bushings a few years ago...i would have bought those for the camber....i only knew of kmac at the time and the cost was a bit too much...but 80 for these is not too bad!

thanks and good luck
Jake
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:01 AM
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there was a question about bending the a arm wo bending the wheel. my answer is i dont know but i think it is possilbe. also the wheel could have already been replaced.

tom w
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:21 PM
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Been off line for a few days, but I just wanted to express my thanks to everyone that provided much needed insight, help, and suggestions to solving my problem. After reading all the responses, inspite of everything "looking" ok, I am preparing to drop out the entire rear suspension, replace the RR trailing arm which is suspect, replace all bushings (sub frame, trailing arm, and diff mount), and replace the rear shocks if they look the least bit worn.

I suppose I should grease the rear wheelbearings while I'm at it. I still a little foggy as to whether I should use eccentric bushings or just go with stock. Since I'm going to replace the trailing arm, I guess stock should be just fine?

This forum is definitely a real plus.
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:32 PM
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Been off line for a few days, but I just wanted to express my thanks to everyone that provided much needed insight, help, and suggestions to solving my problem. After reading all the responses, inspite of everything "looking" ok, I am preparing to drop out the entire rear suspension, replace the RR trailing arm which is suspect, replace all bushings (sub frame, trailing arm, and diff mount), and replace the rear shocks if they look the least bit worn.

I suppose I should grease the rear wheelbearings while I'm at it. I still a little foggy as to whether I should use eccentric bushings or just go with stock. Since I'm going to replace the trailing arm, I guess stock should be just fine?

This forum is definitely a real plus.
Gene
You have to use regular bushings....you would have to have had it on an alignment machine to know exactly how to install them to have the right correction....its supposed to be done on a test fixture...not sure how you would do it without it....not sure how it would stand up to being installed and removed several times till you had it right.
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