Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby slowcoach » 09 Apr 2020, 06:50

maxstu wrote:
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
Thanks! Will remember that. Wish I had done it while we had two vehicles, takes the time pressure off somewhat
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Cobra88 » 09 Apr 2020, 07:34

Morning Stu

Trolley jack under spanner worked on mine mate ;)

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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby maxstu » 11 Apr 2020, 22:25

Cobra88 wrote:Morning Stu

Trolley jack under spanner worked on mine mate ;)

Rick


Thanks Rick, and to all responders. :ok

Heat solved the stuck rod. But burnt out the rubber cover on lower ball joint. :oops: Oh well, its on list to replace anyhow. Should be fun.
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Simon Baxter » 17 Apr 2020, 09:48

Quickest and easiest way to strip.
If the chassis holes are worn then the radius rod will be nibbled too.
Cut the rod off, air gun on the remains.

I do have the design here for some plates, when we had the workshop then it was quite a common job welding those up so I had a template where I could just cut a sticker and stick it on some plate and cut around the sticker, always meant to get some lasered out, never got around to it.
I'll see if I can find the design.
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Simon Baxter » 17 Apr 2020, 09:52

Oh, and we found that it's easier to completely fill the 3 parts of the sandwich then drill the hole through afterward, they all align then, 32mm from memory.
Cut the inside skin off, cut the outside skin off. repair the middle skin, replace inner and outer skins, drill through.
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Simon Baxter » 17 Apr 2020, 10:21

Here's a load of pictures that got uploaded but ended up in the wrong order..
http://www.onthebeatentrack.co.uk/t3-ra ... sh-repair/
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby 35i-VR6 » 17 Apr 2020, 10:39

Is that area 3 layers of 2.5mm steel plate?
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby Simon Baxter » 17 Apr 2020, 10:59

Around that, yep.
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Re: Front Radius Rod Mount Fubarred. Options

Postby 35i-VR6 » 17 Apr 2020, 11:29

Thank you

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