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850 T5-R estate - squatting down at rear

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Old Mar 26th, 2024, 22:25   #21
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Whilst it would be nice to fit the nivomats, I値l get a set of standard shocks/springs (for now).

Needs a bit of work at back end but all reasonably straight forward - fingers crossed - worse thing been rotten nuts/studs.

I値l get rear bumper off as need new brackets giving a bit more room
Think there痴 a bit of welding too - but I値l get that sorted at same time.

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Old Mar 27th, 2024, 04:52   #22
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Whilst it would be nice to fit the nivomats, I値l get a set of standard shocks/springs (for now).

Needs a bit of work at back end but all reasonably straight forward - fingers crossed - worse thing been rotten nuts/studs.

I値l get rear bumper off as need new brackets giving a bit more room
Think there痴 a bit of welding too - but I値l get that sorted at same time.

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When I hear a bit of welding my skin crawls, that does look quite crusty even from those images you have shared, whip those rear arch liners out out too, check what delights are hiding under there for you
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Old Mar 27th, 2024, 10:49   #23
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It is what it is - rare beast so worth doing.

Fortunately got it at a bargain price but it needed to be.
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Old Mar 27th, 2024, 12:29   #24
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When I hear a bit of welding my skin crawls, that does look quite crusty even from those images you have shared, whip those rear arch liners out out too, check what delights are hiding under there for you
Agree with Rich...investigate and sort out any corrosion before you proceed with the purchase of any parts. Obviously, it would be most wise to remove both side skirts too.

To assist with the removal of stubborn/rusty nuts and bolts a mix of ATF and acetone makes for a great penetrant.
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I致e got a mobile welder chap I know.

I値l ask him to sort anything out whilst the back end is all stripped.

Hopefully it can be sorted
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Got suspension stripped today

Nivomats seem ok - they need the rubber bellows replacing and a paint up but think they値l go again.

As pointed out, OSR spring was broken which wouldn稚 have helped at all.

Will get a pair of springs.

I also need a pair of spring bottom fixings as both 15mm nut/bolt fractured when I tried to remove them.

Started stripping OSR brakes too - so need new discs/pads. Hoping callipers ok
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Anyone got best place for Springs and lower spring mounts.

Saw on eBay for the latter 」151 !! 🤷🏼
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Anyone got best place for Springs and lower spring mounts.

Saw on eBay for the latter 」151 !! 🤷🏼
I usually check PFV Online first, and if they stock them I buy from there, never been disappointed yet.
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Please confirm all is good chassis wise? We all want you to succeed...especially with the restoration of a T-5R!

Another supplier for aftermarket suspension components, I'm pretty certain I've spotted Nivomat spring mounts on there, are europeantuning if you can manage to get them into the UK via an alternative route.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2024, 08:18   #30
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I was going to do mine last year. Whilst the nivomats were scarily expensive, the corresponding genuine springs from Volvo were 」40 each so worth a call to FRF I would suggest.
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