Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

The rear suspension is done!

Dave Gallop at Track Developments has done an amazing job on it.

He took my rough design for what I was planning and promptly (but politely) binned it. Instead he took a while and worked it all out himself and is now confident it should be good. The maths certainly looks good to me.

Trailer-ed her to her new temporary home at my parents place. Dad has move a small mountain of junk useful stuff to create the space for her to live before they move off out west. This gives me an opportunity to work on her and try to get her somewhere near roadworthy in the mean time. I want a test drive before March but that might be pushing it a bit, although this major milestone step forward has really uplifted my spirits about it and put the wind back in my sails, so who knows.

Suspension 1

Suspension 2

New Home 1

New Home 2

Space is tight but at least she has a roof over her for the first time in 12 years.

Dave saved me a job by managing to place the coil overs where he did allowing the handbrake to remain where it was (I originally had it penned to be rotated 90 degrees) however some of the strengthening bars foul the bodywork so that will have to be chopped about a bit. Better start brushing up on my fibreglassing skills soon. 

Next job, brake lines.

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Comment by Toby Fitzgerald on December 19, 2019 at 21:15

So the inner tub needed to be cut about a bit, see here and here, but will still take up less space that the leaf springs used to so should be a net gain.

Comment by Pete Clayton on December 14, 2019 at 21:54

Does the inner tub still fit ok or does it foul on the trailing arms Toby?

Comment by Brian Victor Arthur Pratt on December 10, 2019 at 22:28

Interesting setup

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