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Re: Rear suspension

Subject: Re: Rear suspension
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 14:59:02 -0600 (MDT)
A heavy screwdriver and a large hammer, the bigger the better.  With the
two you should be able to drive the screw out.

James Nazarian
'71 B roadster
'74 BGT bastardization with big aluminum heart :)
'63 Buick 215 cubic inch 'heart'

On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 wrote:

> Since the rear end of my '70 B-GT was low, I have ordered and received new
> springs, shackle plate rubber bushes, and koni dampers, and
> nuts/bolts/washers. Also hoped that the wiggling of her tail would be
> redused. I have managed to replace the rear shackle plate/bushes. Hacksaw,
> force, blood sweat and tears. 30 year old rubber at the rear end, I think.
> Experts say that rubber and metal, cannot form one united third unknown new
> material ( sorry, poor language, my norwegian is better) This is not true. I
> have also been able to loosen the bolts that hold the axle and spring
> together.
> But I have two problems. Since I rent the garage from the local priest, I am
> NOT able to use a very  helpfull tool: language. Loud swearing is not
> possible, crying is, but since I am a man....
> This leads to my problem. Front bolt. Nut removed, bolt not removed. I am
> able to move the bolt some, but this is only the softnes of  the rubber. Any
> good ideas?  All sorts of penetrating whatever is tried. I didn't think it
> would work, but people who make them, has to make some money too. I don't
> think it is possible to get the hacksaw between the chassie mount and the
> spring.   Any good ideas ?? Visa/mastercard and a good reliable cheap and
> quick mechanic ?? ( Yeah!!) Dynamite ?? Using the  old spring, new
> rubber/damper setup. Eelectrical power tools ( that I do not have) 12 hrs
> with a hacksaw should remova everything, but..
> Jon Arikstad
> 1970 B GT

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