Front Suspension Part 2

The next part was the top mounts. As the struts were a hybrid of different manufacturers a custom made top mount would need to be made up.

The first part required was the chassis to tube mount. This would have to hold the top heim joint (located with a circlip) and have a tapered top area for the strut to swivel in.

A piece was then needed that fitted the complicated shape of the strut top, would locate the spring also with a torrington bearing sandwiched in it and would fit into the top heim joint. After many hours on the lathe we ended up with this strange looking piece.

With the top mount in place.

Once the caster angles were calculated the top mount was welded in and the struts bolted in to place.

Finally, to give the top mount a bit of extra strength.


Next comes the roll cage.