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Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 08 Apr 2020, 12:38

It was going so well too. :roll: I suppose its not acceptable to rebuild front end with this issue?
Options please? Mobile welder plate either side?

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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Mocki » 08 Apr 2020, 13:00

It’s failrly common, pop over to the werks of brick and read this
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/brickwerks ... od-bushes/
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 08 Apr 2020, 13:10

Got it thanks. Will see if B/w supply repair plates
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby slowcoach » 08 Apr 2020, 13:38

Are yours early or late control arms? Got this job ahead of me, with early arms. Getting the rods out looks somewhat difficult..
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 08 Apr 2020, 13:44

slowcoach wrote:Are yours early or late control arms? Got this job ahead of me, with early arms. Getting the rods out looks somewhat difficult..


Actual early ones are easier as you can separate radius rod from control arm by undoing three bolts if l recall. On later the radius rod goes into rear of hub with one large 27mm welded nut, which means only open end spanner fits...unless you take control arm off with radius rod in situ.
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 08 Apr 2020, 13:48

And this barman will not shift... :oops:

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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby slowcoach » 08 Apr 2020, 14:36

Yes.. it's the condition of those three bolts that is the concern :-P

For yours though, a trolley jack under the end of the spanner would be my attack
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Dobble » 08 Apr 2020, 14:58

Have you see this thread Stuart? http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=169098 Paul welded his elongated holes, they weren't as bad as yours though.
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Syncrobaz » 08 Apr 2020, 15:07

maxstu wrote:And this barman will not shift... :oops:

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Try a flare nut spanner ?
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 08 Apr 2020, 16:43

I used my effing big adjustable and stilson wrenches at the same time to shift mine.
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 08 Apr 2020, 16:57

slowcoach wrote:Yes.. it's the condition of those three bolts that is the concern :-P

For yours though, a trolley jack under the end of the spanner would be my attack


Cheers slowcoach,
Nearside l used trolley jack method okay...This bugger is offside so has to come downwards.
Im taking out the control so this can go with to the vice. Clamp nut and try spinning hub.
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 08 Apr 2020, 16:59

Syncrobaz wrote:
maxstu wrote:And this barman will not shift... :oops:

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Try a flare nut spanner ?



Cheers Syncrobaz. :ok Another spanner!!!?? :shock:
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Postby Syncrobaz » 08 Apr 2020, 18:21

You can never have too many spanners ! :ok
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 08 Apr 2020, 19:09

Dobble wrote:Have you see this thread Stuart? http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=169098 Paul welded his elongated holes, they weren't as bad as yours though.


Cheers Ben,

My welding's not good enough to solve this one though.
Local welding guy popping around tomorrow to view.

He reckons cutting out rust to good metal, then making plates front and back with correct angled hole.
Brickwerks sell a replacement end piece including mount hole for £60.00 a side.
Might have to bite the bullet.
Ho hum :roll:

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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 08 Apr 2020, 19:14

slowcoach wrote:Yes.. it's the condition of those three bolts that is the concern :-P

For yours though, a trolley jack under the end of the spanner would be my attack



In case it goes pear shape for you, l have a pair of early radius rods and control arms collecting dust.
Yours for a reasonable price if needed :ok
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