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Removal of Front Suspension

  Front suspension removed from the car. All disassembled for the parts to be sent off to the powder coaters. Front shock absorbers were bead blasted & then re-painted by hand with POR15 paint as they were unable to be powder coated due to the heat required for this process..  

Broken Top Mount Washers

  What seems to be a common problem with Lotus Carlton's is the destruction of the top mount washer. Mine was no different & as you can see from the pictures the centre has literally been punched out. Old washer next to a new item shown in last picture.  

Re-Design of Top Mount Washer

  When placing the new washer back in the top mount you can see why its punched its way through, a gap is noticeable & hence not supported. To this end I strengthened the new washer by turning a thicker washer to spread the load and also take up the difference in height, this was then welded to the standard item.  

Lower Wsihbones

  Front wishbones disassembled & then bead blasted & powder coated. New bushes fitted on re-assembly along with new brake deflectors made up out of a Calibra arch liner. This was required as the as old original ones were cracked & slightly melted at the end nearest the brake disc !  

Re-Fitted to Car

  Fully assembled suspension leg re-fitted to the car with some new wheel bearings thrown in for good measure.  

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