Hello everyone, its a lovely sunny Sunday here in PA.
So I decided to tackle replacing the shocks and the rubber mounts
on my 93 Convertable. After reading the posts here and Kirby’s book
I set about dissassembly. I tackled the front first, thinking that
it would take a while and I would tackle the rear next week.
To my surprise the front was easy. I replaced the shocks and the
front and rear subframe mounts in less than an hour, so full of
newly found mechanical bravado I set about the rear end.
I was ready to face the reportedly daunting task of struggling with
the rear radius arm bushings, but after a few spins of an impact
wrench - both of the big bushes were free of the body. The rest of
the dissassembly went equally easily.
However, when all the shocks were removed I discovered that one of
them did not have a sleeve in the top fitting! At first I thought
that maybe I had dropped it and searched my work area very
thoroughly. I them took a flashlight and closely inspected the top
shock mounts to find that I had not lost the sleeve. Some PO or his
mechanic had fitted one of the shocks without a sleeve.
So to cut a long story short - Anyone know where I can get a sleeve
for the top of the rear shock?
I have searched online parts lists and cannot find it anywhere.
It’s a simple sleeve so maybe one of you has lost one and found an
alternative part for it.
Meanwhile, I cannot reassemble the car anyway as I have to find
someone with a press the fit the new radius arm bushings.
I look forward to hearing from you.–
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