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Installing rear suspension

Once again a straight-forward job.

Drag rear end under car on jack and lift up under gearbox - lining up spring tops and cross-member mounting points - this takes some juggling.

Once lifted into place, bolt up the springs first then the cross-member, then line up the trailing arms and bolt in place. Now you can move the jack from the cross-member to the gearbox, lifting enough to remove tie, then lower onto the cross-member and bolt up. Then put back in place the front/back torque tube support plates.

Connect up the CV joints and brake cable.

You need the hand brake to work so that you can tighten the allen-key bolts in the CV joints.

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