BX rear sub frame removal and de-rusting

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BX rear sub frame removal and de-rusting

Post by Nat » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:36 pm

A couple of weekend ago I decided to remove the rear-subframe and give a little TLC on my BX 4x4 GTI.

In the process I found that the rear hydraulic lines were in a fairly bad state and one of them split as we gently moved the rear sub frame to the floor. This prompted me to decide that the best move from here was to replace all the pipes while the re-subframe was down and it was easy to access it all :S

anyway, here are a few photos of the removeal and the state of the rear-sub frame after 20 years of neglect...

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1991 BX 4X4 GTI back on the road :)

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Post by ken newbold » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:59 pm

Let's hear it for a very brave man! =D> =D> =D>

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Post by sdelasal » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:16 pm

I like the sandals - you must have steel toe-nail caps and spark proof nail polish on them toes of yours ;-)

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Post by ken newbold » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:31 pm

I hadn't noticed that :)

I always wear sandals, but with socks :lol:

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:02 pm

Nice one! Quite interesting to see the rear subframe de-mounted. I do still find the idea of a 4x4 BX appealing for some reason...

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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:09 pm

ken newbold wrote:I hadn't noticed that :)

I always wear sandals, but with socks :lol:
Are they LHM resistant socks? :lol:
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Post by Defender110 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:37 pm

ken newbold wrote:I hadn't noticed that :)

I always wear sandals, but with socks :lol:
NO NO NO No No :roll: WTF? Wearing socks with sandals just defeats the object of the sandal. Wooly boots!
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Post by Defender110 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:39 pm

Nice work Nat & at least your knees are protected :lol:
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:42 pm

Brilliant effort, look forward to seeing more pictures of your progress & what else you find that needs attending to.
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:10 pm

Defender110 wrote:
ken newbold wrote:I hadn't noticed that :)

I always wear sandals, but with socks :lol:
NO NO NO No No :roll: WTF? Wearing socks with sandals just defeats the object of the sandal. Wooly boots!
If it's good enough for the bishop of wakefield, it's good enough for me :lol:

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Post by Kitch » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:14 am

You\'re definately a brave man, Kudos for tackling that.

That bottle jack perched on top of an axle stand though.....I hope that\'s just stabilising it. If that\'s actually bearing the weight of the shell, that\'s how people die!