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Seized Adjustable Rear Wishbone - How to Salvage

PostPost by: gerrym » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:29 pm

Hi all, I purchased adjustable rear wishbones and first time I tried to adjust them, they seized. Then after WD40 and a little heat (alternating) the threads stripped.

What to do? Scrap a perfectly good wishbone?

Well I cut the old LH/RH turnbuckle out of the wishbone, and came up with the following assembly. Hope the pictures are self explanatory.

Works a treat.


Regards
G
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PostPost by: gerrym » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:33 pm

Here;s the rest.
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