Have a couple days off here and nothing else going on. The mustang hadn't been touched since it went up on jackstands a few weeks ago and I'm eager to drive. Been so busy I couldn't touch it til now.
I'm usually better at picture taking but I didn't think much of it while doing this, I was updating my instagram story of my struggles throughout the process though. @RBKienzler
Old struts and springs came out with the hangup being the strut bolts. But I got them off.
Springs seem to be OEM and have been cut before.
Got the new coilovers in place, took awhile to figure out the little spacers to make it work with my C/C plates due to the spring top hat and clearances but I think I should be good now.
Had a causality though, forgot to order new sway bar endlinks, these ones seemed fine bushing where good so I figured why bother and then the sway bar and links said F you and one killed itself while trying to get the nut off
New control arms going in
Then encountered a problem, on both sides, ball joint is like welded to the hubs. No amount of hammering or sledge hammering budged them (tried the sides of the knuckle first to shock them, then moved to the tops, and then even applied pressure with a puller and hit the sides, nada. Would not be surprised if these are OEM with the 190k the body has on them...
Silly me thought a sawzall would cut it
Finally got one cut and separated, tried again with a puller and hammer combo and nothing. Let soak in penetrating fluid. Nothing. Gonna bring to a shop and see if they can press them out...
Moved onto the power steering rack as the drivers side control arm bolt wasn't sneaking past the rack, so out comes the rack, and I started to pull the pump but that one bolt hiding behind the line fitting had me fucked up so I stopped for the day yesterday, gonna get back at it in a few here.
I ordered sway bar end links, measured and ordered sway bar bushings (turns out my sway bar is not OEM and measures 30mm. Siick. Also ordered rack offset bushings while I was at it.
Gonna pickup a new pump once I pull the old one.
Hopefully the rear end is smooth sailing because this can of worms is OVERWHELMING