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Strut Top removal with no Rattle Gun

308vkcalais

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Spent the day doing up the front of her Berlina.I put new Strut Tops, New Front Inserts(shocks), new P/S rack, Raduis Rod Bushes, Stab Links & Saddles & I DIDN'T use or own a Rattle Gun so I used my old wheel brace & sum vice grips...easy as
 

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Thats what i did mate when my dodgey spring compressors bent!! i was suprised how easy it made the job.
 

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No ****! I tried that... couldn't get a decent grip on the thing. Ended up buying a compressor and gun just for the job! (though it's come in handy about 100 times since then!)
 

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Are those Nolathane adjustable strut mounts? I want a set of those. :)
 

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nar only Standards.I was tossing over buying the Adj types for only an extra $50 but settled on thses as they were outa stock of the Adj type.Tops cost me $100, Inserts were $130, Rack Ends $20 & so on.Slap up a few pics.I've dun plenty of the Strut Tops that way.I have the fortune of having spare Struts laying around, well 1/2 a car really...!! to do up wheneva.I've come across sum stuborn ones but give them a good few days soaking in tiger pee & nar sweat.Worx everytime.I hold the insert at it's very top under the bump stop to avoid scracthing it with sum thick Rubber.I stand on my Vice Grips...:thumbsup:
Just Waiting til dark to have a go at a home brew Wheel Alignment with a Lazer Spirit Level.I have a free wheel Alignment coming with my new tyres but I'd like to have a go..
 

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