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I need to pull the bottom wishbones out to press new balljoints in. Remember using a coil spring compressor years ago, but researching it now the story seems to be that it's dangerous to use a regular spring compressor on the HK T G, you should use one that goes up the guts where the shocker sits. Would like to hear what the general opinion on this is and if anyone has some specs on making one I'd like to see that too please, not paying $100 for the repro ones on evilbay.

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I am with you and wouldn't pay $150 for one. I used a length of threaded rod (can't recall if 10 or 12mm but can check when get home) with 2 nuts on each end and piece of steel plate on the bottom. Can post a photo later if you like. I didn't have a bend in it (like the original ones) to start with but have put that in now. Worked well with no problems. Cost about $15 from the hardware for all parts.

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Can anyone tell me what angle the bend in the rod needs to be when making up a front coil spring compressor for K-T-G model holdens.

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Look lower in this thread.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

I have the motor & front suspension removed from my HT and the font suspension has been dismanted and all the individual parts painted. I want to re-assemble the front suspension out of the car which is why I will need to use a spring compressor and why I am seeking to find out how many degrees bend I need to make on the threaded rod that I am making up to compress the front coil springs. Hope someone out there will know the answer.

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to compress the spings us a peice of threaded bar and some large washes and nuts top and bottom. just thread the bar down through the the shocker hole top and bottom of the tower and wish bone. get your large washer and nuts. then put your spring back in, the tighten the nuts to pull it all back to where it goes. then tighten your ball joints, then back off the thread bar setup. and you done.

watto

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Yep, I'll get some 12mm threaded rod and go from there.

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Grammar: The difference between "knowing your shyte" and "knowing you're shyte".

When I did the upper and lower wishy bushes in my HZ, I was able to get the springs out easy enough by levering them out that last little bit, but putting them back in they just didn't want to be compressed that little bit the needed by hand. I already had a set of the external compressors which won't work due to space.
I ended up using one of the compressor rods and it's spring claw nut with a couple of 6mm thick plates as washers. You wouldn't want the thread to strip when you just need the spring that little bit more compressed.

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Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy car parts, and that makes me happy :)

On Wishbone Old Holdens, you simply raise the Car until the Control Arm drops down vertically.

Then you can remove or install the Spring without the need for a Compressor.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

Agreed.

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cheers Greg

thanks for the advice, never too old to learn.

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Grammar: The difference between "knowing your shyte" and "knowing you're shyte".

I've never used compressors either. Raise and lower with a jack.

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