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Chryco's Tech Shop => The Body Shop => Topic started by: eastcan on January 01, 2013 - 06:59:51 PM

Title: Trunk Hinge Installation
Post by: eastcan on January 01, 2013 - 06:59:51 PM
I am trying to install new bushings on my trunk torsion bars, however am uncertain as to how they are arranged.  Can someone post a picture showing the torsion bar, bushing and hinge arrangement.  Tks.
Title: Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
Post by: elmoska on January 07, 2013 - 08:54:58 PM
i've been looking for that information for a while and i finally found out with some picture i found on the internet.

i'm painting right now my torsion bar and i'll be installing them this week-end so i hope you can survive until then.

but ..are your torsion bar already installed and you just want to change your square bushing ?
Title: Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
Post by: Haddixj on January 07, 2013 - 09:25:01 PM
Also curious as to what finish the torsion bars should be? Thanks
Title: Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
Post by: jimynick on January 07, 2013 - 11:07:05 PM
Mine are still in the car. I'll try to get a photo of them. They've been blasted so the colour is gone.
Title: Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
Post by: elmoska on January 07, 2013 - 11:17:43 PM
maybe you can find it here.. he did an amazing job to put his car back to original.

http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=61201.0 (http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=61201.0)
Title: Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
Post by: 72cudamaan on January 08, 2013 - 01:29:43 PM
The square bushing just slides onto the end of the torsion bar where it would
rub against the hinge. A prybar to push down on the torsion bar is all that is needed. And
maybe a rag so you don't mar the paint if that is an issue for you.
Title: Re: Trunk Hinge Installation
Post by: eastcan on January 08, 2013 - 08:00:05 PM
The torsion bar is installed.  I just wasn't certain on how the interaction between the bushings and hinge.  But I think I've got it now.  Tks.