GT6 Rear suspension

GT6 Rear suspension setup
This was the state of the rear suspension after body removal.
GT6 Differential gleaning
A rare oppurtunity to see a Ruggles at work in the wild
GT6 rear lower wishbon refurbed
GT6 rear wishbone, re-bushed painted and new truninons fitted. DONE....
GT6 vertical link and shaft rebuilt
New bearings, Rotoflex, slave cylinders, shoe adjusters, UJ's. DONE,,,,
GT6 rear rotoflex Suspension
GT6 Differential, suspension and brakes fully serviced and assembled.

The suspension was assembled as pictured above, but was subsequently stripped and I fitted a lowering bracket, Gaz shockabsorbers were also utilised.  While apart I wanted to get rid of the old Rotoflex driveshafts and replace them with the Canley Classics, CV jointed drive shafts.  The Idea behind this was to extend the life,  reduce the servicing needs and reduce the risk of catastrophic failure that  the original shafts can suffer from.

When approaching the job of taking apart rear suspension.  BE CAREFUL.  If you are working on a Rotoflex model, be warned, the rear suspension is under a huge amount of tension.  the spring must be supported with a lever and axle stand if the body is still in situation.  the method I used was to replace the differential studs with longer threaded bar.  Then when all bolted to the rear uprights and wishbones, tighten the spring down in situ with the longer studding in the differential.  I used this method due to a lack of weight on the rear of the car due to no tub, glass and trim being present.

New Parts fitted.

Leaf Spring.  Gaz Shock absorbers.  3/4 lowering diff spacer.  Brake shoes.  Shoe fitting Kit.  Brake Adjusters.  brake Slave Cylinders.  Wheel Bearings.  Universal Joints.

Front Suspension

GT6 Front Suspension as removed
this is the front suspension corner as remover, uuugghhh……

Gt6 rebuilt front suspension
Stripped, painted, re bushed, new bearings, new trunions, new ball joints and new disk. Done

GT6 front near side corner fitted
fully re built front nearside corner

Both front corners received the same treatment.  Fully stripped, painted,  Re-bushed, new trunions, new wheel bearings, new disks, new top ball joints, New Shock absorbers, new Springs, new track rod ends, new steering rack and new Anti roll bar.