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Postby mr spock » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:52 pm

HI All 8)

hope somebody can help me please???
I am after a set of front shocks for my husky.
she's a little sick at the minute as am I.
Bolt stuck in bottom bush so unable to strip out to replace top bush :( :( :( .
could do with a pair of good ones.

thanks for reading

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Re: front shocks

Postby keanej » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:18 pm

This happened to me one side when I took mine off, just use a hacksaw to cut through the bolt - down between the upright and shock, it does get stuck in the rubber a bit but doesn't take long to do, easier it you have the suspension arm off the car and hub carrier removed.

Imp spares sell new bushes which just push into the bottom of the shock and new nut /bolt to go with it. ( suspect Malcolm Anderson will also sell the same )
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Re: front shocks

Postby Spanish Singer » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:13 pm

Had the same problem with the bottom bolt of one of my shocks but i had the wishbones and suspensión removed from the car. The bolt was stuck to the rubber bush and the bush was turning with the bolt.
I put a socket over the bolt head and rested it on an anvil. With the nut on the other end gave it a hard blow with a sledge hammer so that the bolt enters the socket. That shifted it !!! Just have to show it whos the boss :D :D
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Re: front shocks

Postby mr spock » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:48 pm

thanks both of you :D :D .
gave it a knock with the lumping stick today and the bush was moving with bolt.
will get the saw on it in the morning me thinks ....
bloodless fingers and all :shock: :shock: ..
will look for a set of shocks.
would like to keep her original if I can find a set.
any ideas????
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Re: front shocks

Postby Spanish Singer » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:06 am

mr spock wrote:thanks both of you :D :D .
gave it a knock with the lumping stick today and the bush was moving with bolt.
will get the saw on it in the morning me thinks ....
bloodless fingers and all :shock: :shock: ..
will look for a set of shocks.
would like to keep her original if I can find a set.
any ideas????


Shame my trick didnt work :( but good to see you have another alternative. If the bush moved with the bolt it could be that the socket was too big.
I replaced the shocks on my Chamois with originals purchased from the Club spares department, maybe they can help you ??
Good luck, Paul.
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Re: front shocks

Postby mr spock » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:50 pm

Thanks paul :) :)
had to cut the bolt out with a grinder both sides.
It was solid on the bush.
have now had the whole strut out and fitted new top plate and all rubbers and washers.
May have to take tank out to get the bolts back in the plate.
shock was still good mind.
will chase new bush and bolt next week.
oh the joy of keeping the imp alive .
still not bad for 43 years on the road... :) :) :)
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Re: front shocks

Postby spares » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:33 pm

Front shocks "nearly" always in stock, currently £75.00 a pair. I'll be bringing 2 pairs to Perth.

Try spares@theimpclub.co.uk ...
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