Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th August 2013, 05:53   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 2
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Replacing the Upper A-arm Bushings

Hi folks - I'm currently restoring a Fiat 1200 Cabriolet that is in desperate need of new bushings all around. I ran into an issue with the upper a-arms though. The rubber's been pounded out of them all completely, yet I can't seem to pass the mounting bar through the remaining outer sleeve, nor can I angle the bar out. Is it really necessary to separate the subframe from the body to remove and replace the upper a-arm bushings? (the subframe components should be identical to the Fiat 1100 of the same year (late 1950's - early 1960's)).
willbilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th August 2013, 15:37   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
SS-Traveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 6,617
Thanked: 10,778 Times
Default Re: Replacing the Upper A-arm Bushings

Quote:
Originally Posted by willbilly View Post
Is it really necessary to separate the subframe from the body to remove and replace the upper a-arm bushings?
No.

Do you have the workshop manual for the 1100D? If not, perhaps you can send a private message to members Rehaan or manishalive or Shiva for a scanned copy of the same.
SS-Traveller is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2013, 13:19   #3
Team-BHP Support
 
Jaggu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 17,748
Thanked: 7,454 Times
Default Re: Replacing the Upper A-arm Bushings

Would you have a picture of the arms to have a better idea please?
Jaggu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2013, 21:02   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 3,506
Thanked: 2,071 Times
Default Re: Replacing the Upper A-arm Bushings

Hi,
Along with a picture, can you pls. confirm that you are having the same problem on both sides. Else one side can act as a guide for the other side.

Regards
Sutripta
Sutripta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2013, 21:44   #5
BHPian
 
msaudf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cochin
Posts: 265
Thanked: 146 Times
Default Re: Replacing the Upper A-arm Bushings

http://www.hitchhiker.org/fiat/Work_Log/subframe7.html

I found this website about a Fiat 1500 being restored. This link is about reassembly of the front suspension.
I hope this is the model we are discussing about. some pics to confirm.
Attached Images
  
msaudf is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th August 2013, 23:30   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 2
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Replacing the Upper A-arm Bushings

Hi all,

Sorry for the late reply. I seem to forget my new password every time I rest it.

@SS-Traveller No, I don't unfortunately. I have the parts catalog, but I haven't yet found a workshop manual. Any information for these vehicles, or even the ones it's related to, are scarce here in the States. Thanks for the leads, I'll pm them. It'd be real handy even if msaud's link pans out.

@Jaggu & @Sutripta I certainly will as soon as I get back home from the shop - I don't know if I'm going to have the same problem on the other side - I've only pulled apart one side, since I shoved the lawnmower in between the other side and the wall.

@msaudf Thank you sir! It's close, mine is a slightly earlier model, but I think the only difference is the body shell. With any luck, I'll be able to figure it out from that.
willbilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th August 2013, 13:50   #7
BHPian
 
msaudf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cochin
Posts: 265
Thanked: 146 Times
Default Re: Replacing the Upper A-arm Bushings

Quote:
Originally Posted by willbilly View Post
Hi all,

Sorry for the late reply. I seem to forget my new password every time I rest it.
Hey if you are in Dallas you could speak with Aaron Kaufman from Gas Monkey Garage, I heard they help out with stuff like this.
msaudf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which lube for suspension bushings ? kamal.sn Technical Stuff 9 18th February 2013 22:15
upper/front strut "tower" bar for an Alto VX (F10D Engine) TDR Modifications & Accessories 1 3rd February 2008 10:12
Please Advise: upper mid-sement car the_trooper Sedans 25 15th November 2007 09:52
Upper limits of an indian car Exo The Indian Car Scene 2 28th January 2006 13:43
The 10-15 Lac - Upper Crust SUV shoot out ! normally_crazy The Indian Car Scene 52 18th July 2005 03:11


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:11.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks