Sunday, 5 April 2009

Trial fitting compression struts

While removing the temporary suspension from the DHC's body yesterday I used the opportunity and borrowed a compression strut kit, meant for a friend’s Mk2 Escort.

Needed them to trial fit under a TR7, as I still want to change ‘t Kreng’s front suspension to compression struts. Looks like a very straightforward upgrade for the front suspension. Only need to weld the two brackets to the front chassis legs and modify the joints for the TCA’s very slightly in the lath.

Some measurements showed that with my favoured ride-height for ‘t Kreng, the struts are still pointing slightly downward so should add some anti dive under braking.

Next challenge is to make some decent drop links for the anti-roll-bar!

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