Sunday, 30 November 2008

X-mas present for Het Kreng

Ordered a new set of suspension uprights for ‘t Kreng this week from a firm called AST Suspension, which means I am going to adjustable coil overs on all four corners of the car. The great thing about this company is that they take pride in making one-offs for a rather reasonable price.
As space for the top mount is a bit limited at the rear;

I can’t use one of their standard top mounts. So at the moment I am working on the dimensions for the rear top mount. They will have to make up a pair for me, should look more or less like this;

Another advantage is that they can supply rather slim 50mm springs. This is rather convenient as clearance with their standard 60mm springs is a bit tight all round;

The set should be ready just before Christmas. Depending on the progress with the body work on the DHC, I am tempted in doing some welding on ‘t Kreng too. Thinking of welding on a pair of mounting brackets to change the front suspension lay out a bit, thus getting rid of the combined function for the anti-roll-bar. Just might combine this work with the fitting of the new front struts.
Needless to say the front coil overs from ‘t Kreng will find a new home under the DHC.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Hi Beans
As a recent TR7 V8 buyer, i'm looking to improve the suspension.
Could you let me know the cost of the coilover set up you went for