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PostSubject: Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results   Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results EmptySun May 31, 2020 11:49 am

Just got a MAJOR structural repair back on the unibody while replacing 5 of the 6 engine cradle bushings.  All I can say is wow.  

I was one pothole away from the bone yard the guy said.  

Couldn't be more thankful.
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PostSubject: Re: Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results   Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results EmptySun May 31, 2020 6:07 pm

Good catch, was it making any noises?
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PostSubject: Re: Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results   Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results EmptyMon Jun 01, 2020 2:02 pm

Yes. All the popping and creaking mentioned in the cradle bushing write-up in this forum was happening to me. It is an excellent write-up by the way. The 2 front most bushings were the only ones still attached to the unibody as the metal for the rear 4 was completely rotted away from rust. Steering was also way off as it required like twice the spin of the wheel to cover a regular turn. The parking brake has enough metal to be fixed properly as well.

Now it is tight and smooth and I can read the car's vibrations better through the pedals. Slowly but surely it's getting there and this was THE repair to tip it in the right direction.
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PostSubject: Re: Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results   Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results EmptyMon Jun 01, 2020 5:21 pm

Great, glad it rides better and you'll find something new to fix LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results   Unibody repair / cradle bushing replacement results EmptyMon Jun 01, 2020 10:08 pm

carguy8888 wrote:
Great, glad it rides better and you'll find something new to fix LOL.


Oh the irony. In my excitement driving home from work today I pushed it a little and the exhaust busted right by the cat. It was on its way out to begin with. Funny you say that though. lol not gonna drive it for a while (again)
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