After discovering an issue with excessive toe out in the rear of my race car, I decided to drop the whole rear suspension and rebuild it. As another SpecE30 racer once said, "Toe out in the rear of an E30 will scare God." Seemed drivable to me!
The bushings were pretty worn out and I found I had a bent left trailing arm when I went to reassemble everything. Fortunately I had a spare left trailing arm. It just needed reinforcements welded, bearings removed, and a little painting. I had to modify a pitman arm puller to get the subframe bushings replaced and the bearing replacement required a harbor freight service tool kit and my 20 ton press. But it went smoothly after some finagling.
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