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Old 22nd August 2019, 10:04   #1
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Default Rusty rear suspension arms

https://imgur.com/a/HxprE87

See my post from Wednesday- explaining situation. Sorry this is my first time uploading pictures. Seems to have worked thanks to Ian G.

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Old 22nd August 2019, 10:26   #2
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I dont see any holes. Would they not clean up?
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Well I've seen worse, but it's the top side where the spring sits that's the main problem area and the bit that needs to be inspected. It can be a bit time consuming but if in doubt check it out!
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I would say take them out, remove all the rust with a circular wire brush mounted on a drill, or sand blast, and then see what is left of the arms.
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Old 22nd August 2019, 18:26   #5
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Definitely worth trying to clean up - I thought mine were too far gone, turns out they lasted another 3 years with some careful cleaning and coating.

If they are finished, we do offer an excellent deal on a pack containing both upper arms and both lower arms - and being a member of this excellent forum you get 5% off all orders with us, too.

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I wish mine on my project looked that good.

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Like others on here I don't think they look too bad. I'd go down the refurb road too
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wire brush drill bit to remove the rust flakes then treat with a rust converter - i use the marine treatment Fertan.
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Given the cost of replacing and the comments that I have received here, my plan is to re-furbish: Aquaseal - used on ship decks and oil rigs!!!
I gave the undersides the MOT test a good poke with a sharp screwdriver! They are solid! It's comforting that you all agree with a good- rust descale. I've got the car on axle stands right now and I'm going to spend some time cleaning up, before thoroughly treating. During my inspection I found that the fuel tank straps are badly corroded too. Good job I'm onto it now, or this could have been another expense and a possible reason not to go Dutch in the vehicle with the Rover crowd next month!
I will post pictures of the project once complete. Before and after! Also I have every reason to keep this Rover looking good and roadworthy as I am the original owner from December 2002. She had 4 miles on the clock when I bought her for £14500 from JCT600 in Wakefield. A pre-registered !!

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Old 23rd August 2019, 09:26   #10
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I gave the undersides the MOT test a good poke with a sharp screwdriver! They are solid!
Mine were solid underneath:-

The underspring part.......... Well worth checking on top, around the base of the spring!
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