Rear spring upper mounts

General Discussions about The Vauxhall Viva Owners Club, do you require something from the club we dont offer? What the club is doing for you. NOT for slagging people off, all such comments will be deleted.
Forum rules
Please pay attention to the ‘protocol’ in this forum. This is a friendly club, and we really don’t wish to get into any personal or abusive dialogs. Any such e-mails may be removed, and the person responsible may have their Forum membership revoked

Rear spring upper mounts

Postby 68 dave » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:49 pm

Hi has anyone taken the rear upper spring bush and plate of an old spring. As I am changing the springs for new lower ones. Thanks dave
Last edited by 68 dave on Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
68 dave
SL Viva
SL Viva
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:20 pm
Location: hockley essex

Re: Read spring upper mounts

Postby 1972nail » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:04 pm

I just drilled out the old tubes and refitted the rubbers on the new springs with a length of suitably sized copper pipe, i spread the pipe at the ends by using old sockets that fitted inside the tube on each end and then tapping with a hammer. The radius on the sockets spread the pipe enough to retain it. I annealed the tube first to soften it.

The tube is only there to stop you tightening the rubber so much that you ruin it's sound insulation qualities and nothing else. So copper is fine.
Editor of the VVOC Magazine ReVival

"When you have a Firenza like mine, who needs any Minis?" copyright David Maxwell 1979.
User avatar
1972nail
Old Nail
Old Nail
 
Posts: 3355
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:16 pm
Location: Ballymoney Co Antrim - some say....the World's best place to live!

Re: Rear spring upper mounts

Postby 68 dave » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:15 pm

Thanks for your reply.have tryed to drill them out but they turn in the holes. Copper pipe is a good idea never thought of that. Ps it's not the 1.6 i am working on.
User avatar
68 dave
SL Viva
SL Viva
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:20 pm
Location: hockley essex

Re: Rear spring upper mounts

Postby Mike Attew » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:05 pm

I managed to work the flare peen up on mine, fitted them to the new springs and re peened then with a suitable socket
Mike
Mike Attew
GT Viva
GT Viva
 
Posts: 228
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:51 am
Location: Norfolk

Re: Rear spring upper mounts

Postby 68 dave » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Mike what did you use to peen the flare over to get it apart.
User avatar
68 dave
SL Viva
SL Viva
 
Posts: 73
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:20 pm
Location: hockley essex

Re: Rear spring upper mounts

Postby Mike Attew » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:18 pm

I have been trying to remember how I did it, I think I used a flat blade screwdriver and tapped around it with a hammer and then changed to a pin punch until I got them apart. I just kept working around it a bit at a time.
Mike
Mike Attew
GT Viva
GT Viva
 
Posts: 228
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:51 am
Location: Norfolk

Re: Rear spring upper mounts

Postby BobbyMel » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:27 pm

I have the proper tool...
Attachments
HB 368

1970 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....114 BOB
2015 - Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Excite...NL65 MDO
1987 - Austin Montego 1.6L....E375 JRV
1995 - Rover 216 Coupe....N622 VOA
1968 - Vauxhall HB Viva Estate....TMH 833F
User avatar
BobbyMel
Top Viva Spotter
 
Posts: 1017
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:43 pm
Location: Washington


Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest