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rothaus 10-29-2018 09:23 AM

Mini Project: My 82 SC Suspension Refresh
 
Finally getting to this. Over the weekend I started with the disassembly.

Disassembly begins.
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I warmed up the engine before I put the car on the lift, and drained the oil.
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Started at the front.
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A lot of that ugly black stuff around the strut mounting.
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I tried to clean up a bit of the mess.
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Here is the rest of the front suspension.
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All this need to be cleaned up.
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Removing the original inner pieces from the struts.
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Got most of the removed item cleaned up a bit.
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A few more parts to clean.
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The small stuff I will zinc plate, and the larger items powder coat.

To be continued.

Cheers
Engelbert

arob 10-29-2018 11:02 AM

Awww yeah! Can't wait to follow this one...

cmartin 10-30-2018 10:03 AM

Excellent, thanks for posting.

I really like your cleaning process, so much nicer to work with clean parts.

Vicegrip 10-30-2018 10:33 AM

90% of any older car project is cleaning. ;)

JmuRiz 10-30-2018 10:35 AM

...that's why we all drooled over your hot-parts-washer and ultrasonic cleaners VG!!

Engelbert,
What do you use to clean your parts?

rothaus 11-02-2018 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JmuRiz (Post 613688)
...that's why we all drooled over your hot-parts-washer and ultrasonic cleaners VG!!

Engelbert,
What do you use to clean your parts?

It depends. The lose dirt I usually just scrap off, wash oily stuff off with oil eater. Brake dust with Brake cleaner. Once oil and dirt is off, beat blasting before coating, plating, etc. I also have oil eater in my parts washer.

rothaus 11-02-2018 04:32 PM

Continue with the rear suspension disassembly.

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In order to remove the T-bars, the side skirt has to come off, which is a good opportunity to clean.

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The T-bars came out without a fight.

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And the inside of the tube looks clean and no rust.

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Now getting the old rubber off is a PITA. One down, one more to go.

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Rear suspension hardware after removal.

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Got most of it cleaned up a bit.

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Back to the front. The hubs are clean. I think I just give them a clear coat of paint.

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Got the hardware for the front ready. Just did clear Zinc, no yellow.

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Got the cross member and dust shields coated.

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Started to clean the wheel wells and the areas where I cannot get later when the suspension is back installed.

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More to come.

Cheers
Engelbert

Dave O 11-04-2018 10:55 AM

You may have mentioned this before but what are you doing to clean the wheel wells and under the tub? Looks great and I will want to do that to my project.

86911TLCAB 11-06-2018 10:26 AM

looks great as always...what is oil eater?

rothaus 11-06-2018 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave O (Post 613973)
You may have mentioned this before but what are you doing to clean the wheel wells and under the tub? Looks great and I will want to do that to my project.

I use a spray bottle filled with oil eater 1/2 and 1/2 water, a kitchen brush, rags. Messy work.


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