Entry 37 – Coil spring Compressor, Front Suspension Crossmember Assembly, Rubber Mounts, “V” Mounts, Steering Box Assembly, Bump stop, Wishbone Levers, Fulcrum shaft,

ACME Threaded Rod

ACME Threaded Rod

Coil Springs

These are images of the 1/2” acme thread rod and steel plates I made to use as a coil spring compressor. It worked well with no problems encountered.

Compressor in Place

Compressor in Place

Compressor in Place

Compressor in Place

Compressor in Place

Compressor in Place

Spring Tension Relieved

Spring Tension Relieved

Front Suspension Cross Member

After removing the coil spring, I detached the rubber mounting at front of suspension cross member. The mounting consisted of two metal plates with a sandwiched rubber cushion all held inplace by a single nylock nut on a cross member stud. Both of the mounts were loose on the studs. Idon’t know if they should be or not.

Front Rubber Mounting

Front Rubber Mounting

Front Rubber Mounting

Front Rubber Mounting

Front Rubber Mounting

Front Rubber Mounting

Front Rubber Mounting

Front Rubber Mounting

“V” Bracket to Frame

I then removed the LH and RH “V” rubber mounting at rear of front suspension cross member. These do have a front and rear direction as noted in the photos.

Rear "V" Mount

Rear “V” Mount

Rear "V" Mount

Rear “V” Mount

LH Rear "V" Mount

LH Rear “V” Mount

RH Rear "V" Mount

RH Rear “V” Mount

Steering Box Assembly

I then bent back the tab washers and removed the four 9/16” hex head bolts and washers securing the steering box assembly to the front suspension cross member assembly. As the photos show, the longer bolts are mounted to the top holes.

Steering Box Mounted

Steering Box Mounted

Steering Box Mounted

Steering Box Mounted

Steering Box Assembly

Steering Box Assembly

Tab Washers

Tab Washers

Steering Box Assembly

Steering Box Assembly

Steering Box Assembly

Steering Box Assembly

Bump Stop Rubber

Removed the LH and RH bump stop (rubber) on turret of front suspension cross member.

Bump Stop on Turret

Bump Stop on Turret

Upper Wishbone Lever Arms

I then began the disassembly of the RH Upper Wishbone Assembly. I started by removing the split pin on the rear upper wishbone RH lever. Removed special washer and the 13/16” slotted nut, securing the upper wishbone lever to the fulcrum shaft. Removed the RH rear upper wishbone lever. Repeated the procedure for the front upper wishbone RH lever.

Upper Wishbone Assembly

Upper Wishbone Assembly

RH Upper Lever

RH Upper Lever

Fulcrum shaft

After removing the upper wishbone levers, I removed the four hex head bolts holding the fulcrum shaft, for mounting of upper wishbone levers. I carefully removed the shims for adjusting theamber angle, and kept them together.

Fulcrum Shaft with Shims

Fulcrum Shaft with Shims

RH Upper Wishbone

RH Upper Wishbone

RH Upper Shims

RH Upper Shims

Lower Wishbone

After removing the RH and LH upper wishbone assemblies, I turned to the removal of the RH lower wishbone. I withdrew the split pin, and special washer from the rear end of the lower wishbone. Iloosened the 13/16” slotted nut, but left it on the fulcrum shaft to protect the threads. I then used ahammer and drift to punch out the shaft through the front arm of the wishbone. I then repeated theprocedure for the RH side of the front suspension assembly cross member.

Lower Wishbone Assembly

Lower Wishbone Assembly

Lower Lever Slotted Nut

Lower Lever Slotted Nut

Lower Fulcrum Shaft

Lower Fulcrum Shaft

That completed the disassembly of the front suspension cross member assembly. It is now ready for blasting and powder coating, before reassembly.

Front Suspension Crossmember

Front Suspension Crossmember

Front Suspension Crossmember

Front Suspension Crossmember

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