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Old 10-05-20, 02:52 AM
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Thoughts welcome on removing the suspension unit body pn 408-2-30026. Six nuts have been removed but I'm reluctant to start prying lest I damage the casting. Rear axle and torsion bar have been removed. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-05-20, 11:31 AM
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Hi

It sounds like you have done the hard work.

It sits on six studs - if you have all the nuts off and the torsion bar out then it's probably just corrosion. From memory on mine it was some tapping and penetrating oil to get it loose.

Photograph attached - and also showing where there was corrosion that needed welding.
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Old 12-05-20, 12:49 AM
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Default Suggestions on removing suspension unit body

Thank you, Giles.

I'll keep oiling and tapping until it comes off. These are the last two items left on the body/chassis.
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