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How easy it to take off the rear frame??

I assume would have to remove/support the diff etc?
I would like to repaint mine(Or buy another swap it over)

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Not that bad really. Unbolt the drive shafts and prop plus a few other bits but it is heavy as the rear diff would have to be removed at the same time.
 

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Cool dude. is it an 'At home job' on stands would you say??
 

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People seem to try anything these days but really you need a ramp or pit as you need to get right under the car then drop the diff and cradle etc about a good 3ft down and under the car which is a good 100lb in weight then get it all back up again some how.
 

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If you want to paint the cradle get a new or used one and paint it first otherwise your car will be off road for some time.
 

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If you want to paint the cradle get a new or used one and paint it first otherwise your car will be off road for some time.
My thoughts were that exactly that funny enough. There few on ebay for like no cash. I have friends who has a workshop with a ramp so using wouldnt be a prob. Can just swap them over


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Cradles are not worth much really and posting them is expensive as big and heavy. I usually bin them to be honest. It might be worth looking at a price of a new one as most of the used ones i have had would need shot blasting and messing about with before painting etc.
 

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NEW ones are silly expensive as i have looked down that road a month or so ago

as above a left is better but CAN be done on stands and use a jack to support the diff and frame then lower it down and pull it out from the rear

done MANY a job on a road side or pavement to ANYTHING is possible ha ha
 

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Ok cool guys. I would consider powdercoating one or similar.
Thanks guys. Can the bushes in them be replaced.
Nothing wrong with mine just the paint in flaking :/ im just having an anal moment :/

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Cradles are not worth much really and posting them is expensive as big and heavy. I usually bin them to be honest. It might be worth looking at a price of a new one as most of the used ones i have had would need shot blasting and messing about with before painting etc.
If you bin them does that mean they're free to whoever collects?


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It's worth holding onto stuff like that. I learned that mistake with my Corrado when VW started obsoleting everything for it when I needed it. They might do the same to the R32 as it was a low volume car.
 

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If you bin them does that mean they're free to whoever collects?


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You can have one for free if you drive up to mine while you buy a de-cat pipe
 
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