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L399GYP 1993 3.2S

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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby naki_k » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:48 pm

Good work. I think it all looks pretty tidy there, relatively? (Excluding the bulkhead of course!)
I am sure there will be plenty of those, “while I am here, i may as well do...” type jobs to add to the list.
The danger can be trying to make everything oook perfect, which add ‘00 hrs to your build. It’s hard to find the right balance.
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Walker » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:10 pm

True that, I couldn't have just done the suspension knowing what it was like elsewhere. It's a shame I don't get to drive the car as much as it probably needs to be driven, but while it's in dry dock it's worth just getting through the jobs. Back end next.. certainly a while off haha.
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby katar83 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:41 pm

I'm curious how bad the bulkhead rust is here, whether its just surface rust on this side or it penetrated to the other side. Hopefully its just this side and you wont have to remove the dash.

Good luck with front suspension, it's a small devil's child for sure but the fact that its all out should hopefully make it a bit easier.
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Walker » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 pm

The interior will be coming out, well dash, front seats and everything inbetween. I'm hoping grinding will be a minimum on the interior side as it's really quite nice in there these days and the new headliner has only been in a couple of months. Can't really see me wanting a return visit to this area anytime soon so as much rust has to busted as possible.
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby SovverBovver » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:42 pm

A friendly comment for your safety: those springs are supposed to come out before you remove the sub-assembly. :shock:

The dampers are presumably wedging the wishbones from extending further? This post provides a good explanation of the danger associated with removed XJ40 front crossmembers which have springs in place.

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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby david » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:51 am

SovverBovver wrote:A friendly comment for your safety: those springs are supposed to come out before you remove the sub-assembly. :shock:

The dampers are presumably wedging the wishbones from extending further? This post provides a good explanation of the danger associated with removed XJ40 front crossmembers which have springs in place.

viewtopic.php?t=998313



I'm glad you mentioned that - I thought it looked dangerous to remove the subframe before the springs too. I'm scared of the power in these springs. It looks to be a good link from Starbuck. I shall read it tomorrow.
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Walker » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:31 am

Now I had read that previously, thank you for the reminder. I suppose this could be a case of spanner vision, getting a bit carried away. What's the consensus, do I put it back in await the spring compressor?
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby katar83 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:36 am

Nah, just put a pair of standard spring compressor or a strap on each of them for safety, dont have to compress them, just keep them safe in there in their current position so they don't shoot out of there :)
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby Walker » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:32 pm

I was sure I'd seen it done out of the vehicle. I have contacted a member about the spring compressor, hopefully will hear back about that soon. The subframe is where I parked it by the shed, appears not to have imploded throughout the day, maybe this -6 degrees is keeping everything tight :!:
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Re: L399GYP 1993 3.2S

Postby katar83 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:27 pm

Garage that replaced mine never bothered with spring compressors and safety, they did it exactly like you did, same as so many other people here ;)

It's unlikely that ball joints would simply pop but as Starbuck explained better safe than sorry I suppose, even if its a one in a million chance, hence for safety reasons I'd either strap them temporarily or fit a standard spring compressor, you wouldn't be able to compress the spring with them but at least they would keep the spring in its current compressed state.
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