Search This Blog

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Home made spring compressor

After hitting a pothole I broke the NSF suspension spring.  It came through the bottom of the strut and scored my newish tyre!

These pics are with the car jacked up. When down the spring was stuck in the tyre.

 I ordered a new one but when I came to fit it my spring clamps were to short for the longer springs on my car!  Nothing a bit of threaded bar and some scrap wood couldn't fix. It did take a while though.

 Compressed. It took a while, not just the compressing but the lining up the strut with the hole in the top plate.

 Nut back on \o/

Home  made spring compressor