Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

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deafener
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Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

Postby deafener » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:12 am

Sorry, haven't posted since September last year but have been making some solid progress with my 72 Spider. Get some pictures soon.

Back axle is out at the moment after refurbishing brakes and suspension and am about to reinstall the 3 rubber bump stops that reside in the chassis above the back axle.

Is there a simple install procedure to get the mushroom into the chassis hole that receives it???

djape1977
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Re: Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

Postby djape1977 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:38 pm

grease and persistence...

deafener
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Re: Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

Postby deafener » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:06 pm

djape1977 wrote:grease and persistence...


Hmmm, kinda hoping that wasn't the case, oh well here goes!

DRUMMOND
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Re: Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

Postby DRUMMOND » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:02 am

How to replace the rubber bump stops in 2 minutes
See these two holes here one on the bottom one on the side, the side one is there for a reason.
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Put some grease on the nipple
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Wrap some string (strong) once around the nipple
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Feed string up through bottom hole, then through side hole
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hold rubber up to hole, place pressure on bottom of rubber while with the other hand pull string with small tugs till the rubber is pulled through hole. Voila!! tug string till it comes loose from nipple. Go have a celebratory beer!
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klweimer
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Re: Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

Postby klweimer » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:09 am

Nice.

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RRoller123
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Re: Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

Postby RRoller123 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:44 pm

Brilliant!
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deafener
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Re: Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

Postby deafener » Tue May 16, 2017 10:58 pm

That solution was genius, sorry about the tardy reply! :D

DRUMMOND
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Re: Tips for reinstalling rear (3) rubber bump stops

Postby DRUMMOND » Fri May 26, 2017 10:38 pm

Your welcome :D
It always feels good to contribute to this site, as there is so much good info and feedback!


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