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I'm toying with the idea of changing my front shocks but i don't know weather to do it myself or let my local garage do it 

so my question is how hard is it to do and do i need any special tools :unsure:

 

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I've got compressers and if i have to i'l cut the bolt out, but other than that are they easy to do? 

i changed the front legs on my '1967 1.6 ford Cortina mk2 column change' many many moons ago :wheelchair: dunno if it will be basically the same :unsure:

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Cutting the bolt still leaves you with 2 problems. A new bolt and also you'll need to drill out the remains of the old one. 

Othwrwise straight forward enough. 

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Cheers for the info m8 :smile:

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Any1 know the size and where to get 2 new pinch bolts? also the torque settings for the rear shock bolts :unsure:

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Are you planning on snapping them lol. I normally get them from local Ford dealer as and when required. 

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i'm gonna do the rear shocks 2morow did'nt know if you had to torque them up or not 

I would rather put new pinch bolts in rather than use the old ones (if i can get them out that is)

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I personally never torque shock bolts on any car. Don't have book or computer handy to even tell you the tightening torques. 

Do you have a blowtorch? Get a good bit heat in about the threaded part of the knuckle/pinch bolt. 

 

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3 minutes ago, stef123 said:

I personally never torque shock bolts on any car. Don't have book or computer handy to even tell you the tightening torques. 

 

 

animal!! 

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