PDA

View Full Version : Rebuilding BE rear suspension



bugedd
10-19-2010, 10:31 AM
Sooner than later I am going to rebuild the rear suspension, which will include blasting all parts, powder coating, and replacing bushings and other service parts. Other than the Moss prothane bushings #266-415, 280-906, #267-610 rebound strap, 265-420 shock link, should I replace anything else? And any tips/suggestions?

leecreek
10-19-2010, 12:16 PM
Are your shocks in good condition? Replaced mine with a pair I got at the Lake of the Ozarks meet. Couldn't tell the old ones were really shot till we took them off.

bugedd
10-19-2010, 12:52 PM
I will have the shocks rebuilt, whether they are shot or not just to make sure everything is new and current.

drooartz
10-19-2010, 01:18 PM
Take good notes... I've got to do the same on the Tunebug some day.

mightymidget
10-19-2010, 02:07 PM
Part B:Inspect and service rear end assembly (including brakes). Drop gas tank drain clean etc....Replace rubber brake hose

bugedd
10-19-2010, 03:03 PM
Good tips. I actually have a new tank in it, and just replaced everything regarding the brakes, changed the gear oil, and new axle seals.

smaceng
10-19-2010, 03:11 PM
Don't let the rear axle hang off the limit straps like I did. Both failed and had to buy new. Support the axle with jack stands, and don't bother with the supporting the rear of the body.

nomad
10-20-2010, 01:28 AM
I have'nt seen "stapping lad" selling his rebound straps on ebay lately but if you can find him his rebound straps are the way to go for any brit car. The ones I sourced thru the usual suspects were lookalike junk.

JPSmit
10-20-2010, 06:23 AM
I have'nt seen "stapping lad" selling his rebound straps on ebay lately but if you can find him his rebound straps are the way to go for any brit car. The ones I sourced thru the usual suspects were lookalike junk.

strapping lad website (https://sites.google.com/site/strappingladshop/home)