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Old 12th September 2010, 01:31 PM
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Default Stripping the donor.

What holds the back suspension subframe in the donor? Is it just the two big bolts either side front and then the 4 bolts on the bracket behind the diff? I want to move the doner at the last minute so want everything loose for when the scrapman picks it up and I can just drop the back off then.
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Old 12th September 2010, 03:00 PM
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Yep, that's more or less all that holds it on

You'll also need to undo the top mounts of the rear shocks, then just the usual snsgging culprits, flexi pipes n handbrake cable.

The main subframe bolts can be a real pain to remove if the captive nut lets go
Go easy with them, if they start to get tight, wind em back in & try again.

One huge tip, remember to slacken the rear hub nuts while the car is still on it's wheels you'll come to regret it later on if you don't
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Old 12th September 2010, 06:55 PM
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Cheers Bonzo. The big bolts are loose and ready to go. Im going to pull all the other stuff off through the week. Gearbox and prop came off today. Brought back memories, having the oil run out the back and down your sleeve.

I'm still trying to find the right size socket for the rear hubs. I'm guessing it's about 41-42mm
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41mm

Undoo the guide plate bolts for the rear beam mounts too.

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Old 12th September 2010, 07:12 PM
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I have a set of 1" drive imperial sockets but yes, I do believe that the rear hub nuts are 42mm.
Don't forget one of the sneaky devils has a left hand thread ( The one with the notch cut on the corners of the flats ) Nearside I think.

I certainly don't miss the day's of oil gushing down my arms & a face full of anti-freeze from a rad pipe
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41mm

Undoo the guide plate bolts for the rear beam mounts too.

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Cheers lads. Anyone know if I need the gearbox sandwich plate or clutch? It's a 1.8 diesel turbo. Obviously the engine is going in the bin.
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Anyone know if I need the gearbox sandwich plate
Hi Mate,

If you mean the thin dust cover thingy...then yes, keep hold of it
Also keep the gearbox mount, the big bit with rivets holding it together that also has a thick rubber insert inside the housing, you,ll be able to use it for the Roadster, once you.ve cut away the big housing part of it.

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Tip.

Prop-shaft bolts.


Sharp Chisels + Hammer

- Rear Seat

Seat Floor Pan + Big Hole = Happy Bunny.
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Old 12th September 2010, 11:09 PM
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Cheers TT. I was actually surprised how easy the prop shaft bolts came off. Had to take an angle grinder to the exhaust though Because it was in my way. Shame cos it was in excellent condition. Angle grinders rock!!
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