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
Regards
Mike
mike.bestard@uwclub.net