Wishbones (rear)

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Wishbones (rear)

Postby Tannerman » Wed 20.09.2017, 16:44

Hi guys ,
after nearly 10 happy years of ownership I think it is nearly the time to change the rear wishbones.
They have always passed the MOT and visually they are hole free but the metal sounds thin to me . I recenty lowered the car and I'm conscious about the extra strain.
My car is one of the first ones registered March 90 so i suspect they aren't the galv ones.
I know there are some beautiful stainless ones out there but at nearly a grand I can't justify the cost.
I'm in no rush but if someone has a good galv pair (ahem) at a sensible price then I would be interested.
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby clemo » Wed 20.09.2017, 22:05

Oh John ...
I put some up on ebay and they went for a song .
I know that Douglas Valley Pirates knock them out for £750
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Tannerman » Wed 20.09.2017, 22:19

I'd make them out of wood before I paid their prices :D I think it's me I'm really mindful I'm in a 27 year old car I'm sure I I'll drop on some at sometime...cheers for reply
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby clemo » Wed 20.09.2017, 22:25

Tannerman wrote:I'd make them out of wood before I paid their prices


well it was good enough for the morris traveller ..
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby dapinky » Wed 20.09.2017, 23:24

Aaron (TSW cowboy) was trying to flog me a pair earlier in the year (until I told him I already had galvanised ones on my SE).... not sure of the price as we were a bit pi$$ed and working things out in Thai Baht......

..... at the time it seemed like big numbers (as it always is in Baht!) - I could have bought a LOT of ping-pong balls for the numbers he was quoting :lol: (but still cheaper than DVB!!!)

He doesn't get on here much any more, but I can drop him a line if it's any use to you (he is currently in Burma, but returns to UK every few weeks - how urgently do you want some (I mean time-wise, NOT trying to make a quick buck!!!!).
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Tannerman » Thu 21.09.2017, 12:28

Hi Dave, Can't imagine how the conversations that night went..lol
No rush at all like I said I've spent a fortune on the red devil over the years and I'm mindful the rear wishbones are 27 years old and not galv, they have always passed the MOT but if you tap them they sound thin (if best makes sense) if I could drop on some for a sensible pro I'll swap them out, I'll drop him a line and ask how much he wants and if he still has them, I'm not dressing up as a ladyboy though :shock:
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Rambo » Thu 21.09.2017, 13:35

Offer Aaron 1000 used ping pong balls and he'll bite your arm off :-D :-D
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby theelanman » Thu 21.09.2017, 13:37

Rambo wrote:Offer Aaron 1000 used ping pong balls and he'll bite your arm off :-D :-D


he's hungry too then?......
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby dapinky » Thu 21.09.2017, 14:10

Rambo wrote:Offer Aaron 1000 used ping pong balls and he'll bite your arm off :-D :-D


At the particular establishment we were frequenting, I believe that the going rate was 5 ping-pong balls for 100 Baht (I didn't buy any, but Clemo did borrow 300 Baht off me....)

So, your price seems like quite a good deal as it would be about £450 at todays exchange rate :D

(I'm assuming that you did all the maths before posting your comment - but if not, it ain't far off!!)
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Rambo » Thu 21.09.2017, 20:06

I have to confess I didn't do any prior calculation Dave. It was just a figure plucked out of nowhere. But I'm glad the calculation works out.

Seem to remember Clemo getting a lot less than 1000 used ping pong balls on EBay and wish I'd done a private deal :(
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Tannerman » Thu 21.09.2017, 20:51

What on earth would someone do with a thousand used ping pong balls or shouldn't I ask :D
I'm sure I saw a film involving ping pong balls when I was younger...it's all come flooding back :shock:
I've sent a PM so I'll,await the response
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby CalElan » Wed 27.09.2017, 23:51

stay with it, it'll all make sense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5EA2g3nZWo
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby esprit888 » Thu 28.09.2017, 05:23

Rambo wrote:I have to confess I didn't do any prior calculation Dave. It was just a figure plucked out of nowhere. But I'm glad the calculation works out.

Seem to remember Clemo getting a lot less than 1000 used ping pong balls on EBay and wish I'd done a private deal :(


I was in Tofino on the weekend! Driving a red S4 Esprit, didn't see anyone in a camo bandana though :lol:
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Rambo » Thu 28.09.2017, 09:32

CalElan wrote:stay with it, it'll all make sense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5EA2g3nZWo


OMG :shock: Last time I saw anything like that was in Pattaya. The guys in the front row were catching the ping pong balls in their pint pots !!!! It was probably Clemo, Dapinky and TSW cowboy :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Rambo » Thu 28.09.2017, 09:33

esprit888 wrote:
Rambo wrote:I have to confess I didn't do any prior calculation Dave. It was just a figure plucked out of nowhere. But I'm glad the calculation works out.

Seem to remember Clemo getting a lot less than 1000 used ping pong balls on EBay and wish I'd done a private deal :(


I was in Tofino on the weekend! Driving a red S4 Esprit, didn't see anyone in a camo bandana though :lol:


I was probably in the Chevy Bel air :burnout:
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby theelanman » Sun 01.10.2017, 15:36

For those not on the FB site.......this was someone's rear suspension........

Check yours now guys.....
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Giniw » Tue 12.12.2017, 21:18

Wow! Quite impressive! :shock:
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 12.12.2017, 21:24

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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Tue 12.12.2017, 22:43

Could do with a coat of stonechip paint. :lol:
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Re: Wishbones (rear)

Postby Rambo » Tue 12.12.2017, 23:15

theelanman wrote:For those not on the FB site.......this was someone's rear suspension........

Check yours now guys.....


Did it go into the garage after poor handling ? :shock:
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