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    Shadow / CSX-T rear suspension resto help

    What started as a simple coil spring / strut/ shock replacement has morphed into a total rear end removal. Every bolt I have gone to remove has broken off on the rear suspension and required a sawsall etc. I am about to remove the front pivot arm brackets, are these just bolts into the frame or are there nuts on the backside? Doesn't look like there is access for nuts.



    I am mostly concerned about breaking the bolts off. If they do break guessing the best option is to use an extractor or left handed drill bit? If the frame is threaded for the bolts I am also concerned with damaging the threads.

    I have a complete clean rear end coming from AZ. Once I get it here and get mine out I will make a decision to either just use the parts I need or just rebuilding the replacement unit and junking what's under my car.

    Once the rear end, gas tank and exhaust are removed next will be me in a dust mask and goggles with a wire wheel to the floor and frame sections that need it. Followed by a re-undercoat, new tank/straps.

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    Joey
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    Re: Shadow / CSX-T rear suspension resto help

    The nuts are welded into the rear frame rails. You can cut open the floor and heat the bolts of needed. I would soak the bolts with penetrating oil for a couple days and slowly back them out.

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    Re: Shadow / CSX-T rear suspension resto help

    Thanks for the info and tip. I have been hitting it with WD-40, will do it tomorrow night also.

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    Re: Shadow / CSX-T rear suspension resto help

    I would grab some aerokroil (from amazon) or PB Blaster. Either of them will make the WD-40 look like you were using water
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    Re: Shadow / CSX-T rear suspension resto help

    I have aerokroil on the shelf, sprayed some on it just a while ago. Thanks.

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    Re: Shadow / CSX-T rear suspension resto help

    Quote Originally Posted by shmedley View Post
    I would grab some aerokroil (from amazon) or PB Blaster. Either of them will make the WD-40 look like you were using water
    +1.

    Did you get another CSX-T rear end? The bushings are different across years and models. The best is the 86 Turbo Z CS and 87/88 ShelbyZ rear axle. The bushings are solid and rock hard. I made the mistake of torching mine out to put in "poly" bushings. What a mistake that was. The rear moved around like wet noodle. I'd of found another rear axle but I sold the car.

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