Entry 41 – Rear Suspension, Rear Torque Arm, Leaf Spring, Spring Mounting Plates

Rear Leaf Springs and Torque Arms

Today is the day to remove the rear suspension assembly leaf springs, but my first step was to get the LH and RH torque arms out of the way by removing them from their upper mounting brackets. This just involved loosening the hex bolt and nut and using a drift to punch out the bolt.

Rear Torque Arm Assembly

Rear Torque Arm Assembly

Rear Torque Arm Assembly

Rear Torque Arm Assembly

Next, I put my floor jack under the rear eye of the leaf spring and raised it to release the pressure at the center mounting clamp plate. I then removed the four hex head bolts and nuts holding the plate in place. Once the plate was removed, I lowered the jack and pulled the leaf spring free of the front mounting point. I then removed two hex head bolts and nuts at the front mounting clamping plate and one hex head bolt that fastened to a welded nut on the bottom of the car. This released the front clamping plate. The process was then repeated for the other side of the car. I then set the springs aside for refurbishing at a later date.

Center Mounting Clamp

Center Mounting Clamp

Center Mounting Clamp

Center Mounting Clamp

Front Clamp Mounting Plate

Front Clamp Mounting Plate

Rear Leaf Spring Mounts

Rear Leaf Spring Mounts

Leaf Spring

Leaf Spring

Leaf Spring

Leaf Spring

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