Thanks for the tips that several folks have sent me and especially for the
encouragement! I think I will tackle the front end over the Christmas
One further question for the list... I have purchased a new steering
rack (with inner tie rods) and new solid rack mounts. Is there any
special tips for replacing the steering rack? Will I need to remove the
radiator, lift the engine, or anything else from the engine bay? Or can
the rack be slipped into place with everything in the engine bay intact?
Thanks, Greg Hutmacher
"Scott Suhring" <email@example.com>
11/29/2004 09:43 PM
RE: need sage advice re. front suspension re-do on TR6
I've done both on my '70 TR6 and feel that if you have done the rear end,
you can certainly do the front! It is pretty straight forward and by the
From owner-triumphs at autox.team.net
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Greg_Hutmacher@i2.com
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 6:02 PM
Subject: need sage advice re. front suspension re-do on TR6
I have been slowly re-doing the rear suspension and rear brakes on my 76
TR6 for most of this year. Work and family demands have prevented me
from spending as much time on it as I would like which is why it has taken
so long. I did the rear end first which included new diff mounts,
trailing arm bushings, shocks, springs, U-joints, and rear brakes. While
everything was apart, I also had the rear hubs rebuilt (sent them out) and
replaced the seals in the diff. I getting very close to having the rear
end and brakes finished which means I now need to make some decisions
about the front end. Hence, I am seeking the advice of this list.
I have purchased the parts to completely renew the front end and front
brakes (including a new steering rack, shocks, springs, brakes, bushings,
ball joints, etc). I've never done front suspension work before and am a
little leery of digging into it given how long it took me to do the rear.
Would you say the front end is more difficult/challenging than the rear?
Easier? I am debating either tackling it myself or throwing in the towel
and paying someone to do it. I would prefer to do it myself but am
concerned about getting in over my head and then being stuck with an
immovable car in my garage!
Greg Hutmacher Denton, TX