Exchanging front struts
charlie at istari.com
Wed Feb 2 11:23:30 EST 2005
I built a threaded rod/sleeved-stirrup/barrel-nut rig and concluded that
the kind of rod you can get off the shelf isn't suited to making that kind
The stuff is sitting on the shelf unused since I found a $20 off the shelf
compressor kit at a FLAPS with very beefy and rigid threaded rods.
That along with the u-bolts for attaching the spring that come off quicker
than spinning the barrel nuts off of the long rod made for a no-brainer.
(and the image of a rod failing while I had a body part in the line of fire)
Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com wrote:
>I would think you could get creative with some all-thread rod, nuts that
>thread onto the threaded rod, pipe that will slide over the threaded rod,
>some metal plate that could be bent into a couple of hooks, and a welder.
>Or, you could try something from JC Whitney or probably your FLAPS.
>I picked up a set of spring compressors cheap sometime in the past. My
>father made his own over 20 years ago using the method I suggested above.
>I have never removed front springs on this type of car, so I do not know if
>my spring compressors would even work. It worked fine on the rear springs.
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