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.