Got a 92 sporty. o/s/r shocky broke on bottom, I've been told that the mounting plate's gone too - and that to replace both shockies, might as well get plate for other side, 'cos it's likely to go too. Is this normal?
Also, I reckon I need new leaf springs, but garage is telling me that fuel/brake pipes are corroded and that it'll probably fail it's next MOT, so why spend the money on other stuff. Is it an enormous job to change brake/fuel pipes? IE is the sporty gonna be a write off next MOT, or can these be replaced within the realms of reasonable cost?
I know some of you guys know these vehicles really well, so I'd appreciate your comments, 'cos I really like the vehicle and if I can, I'd like to keep it on the road.
I'm stuck with lifts in the g'friends company astra until the Sporty gets sorted, so please help - it's embarrasing enough in one of these rep things!