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Re: Well shit. ..

Post by Petros » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:25 pm

wow! nice rack!
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Re: Well shit. ..

Post by BaileySims » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:52 am

Haha, oh yeah! I do have a question. I didn't get to change out my sway bar bushings on the sub frame because the bolts are stripped in place. Is there a good chance I'd be able to obtain a sub frame from someone later down the line? Im sure they've been that way for awhile now and won't just pop out, I hope.
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Re: Well shit. ..

Post by Abletobecain » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:03 am

Petros wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:25 pm
wow! nice rack!
Haha, good one!
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Re: Well shit. ..

Post by rer233 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:52 pm

I assume you're talking about the bolts that go thru the U shaped brackets holding the sway bar to the subframe- right? If so, I fixed a buddy's T4 with the same problem years ago. Wound up removing the stripped bolts and running a 7/16 inch tap (slightly larger diameter than the factory 10mm bolts) thru the threads in the subframe and installed short lengths of all-thread in the frame with nuts. You could probably use bolts, but I didn't have any at the time (don't have a lot of SAE hardware here.)

Alot easier than swapping subframes (not to mention cheaper!) Good luck.
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Re: Well shit. ..

Post by Petros » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:23 pm

some times those have nuts spot welded to the inside of the frame, and they break loose. Not stripped. if it is still attached, you can over size the thread with a tap, and put a coil in it for the correct size bolt. if it is broken off inside, you can usually get to the back of it through a plug or hole in the frame box section, cut it off the rest of the way, and than weld in an appropriate nut on the backside (easier to do from the outside, than inside the frame). again, lots of ways to fix this without replacing the subframe. That will take a lot of disassembly and cutting and welding, reassembly, etc.

much easier to fix the problem at the nut, rather than replace the whole frame.
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