Lotus Elan

Front spring shock dissassembly

PostPost by: Will Grainger » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:53 pm

Here's a photo of mine. A local welding shop made it for 50 bucks. I
supplied them with the threaded rods and a sketch of what I wanted.
It was really worth it. Easy to use and safe as far as I can see.

http://members.shaw.ca/lotuselan/elan/s ... essor.html

Will
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Message: 11
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 00:38:28 -0000
From: "foggyalfa" <***@***.***>
Subject: Front spring shock dissassembly HELP


I couldn't find any combination of tools in my extensive collectoin to
compress the front spring of my armstrong units.
Any suggestions?
Are these any good?

I need to go up to about a 140-160 lb. spring
to balance with 95# rears(?).

Thanks, all
Steve
Will Grainger
 

PostPost by: Briggs1 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:01 pm

You can do the same thing with Plywood.

I made one for my Europa shocks and it worked like a champ.

Double up the plywood on the ends and there is NO deflection. I used 3/8"
board.

There are a few pictures in the Europa Group Yahoo pictures section.

Briggs Pletcher

-----Original Message-----
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Of Will Grainger
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Subject: [LotusElan.net] Re: Front spring shock dissassembly

Here's a photo of mine. A local welding shop made it for 50 bucks. I
supplied them with the threaded rods and a sketch of what I wanted.
It was really worth it. Easy to use and safe as far as I can see.

http://members.shaw.ca/lotuselan/elan/s ... essor.html

Will
45/9693


Message: 11
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 00:38:28 -0000
From: "foggyalfa" <***@***.***>
Subject: Front spring shock dissassembly HELP


I couldn't find any combination of tools in my extensive collectoin to
compress the front spring of my armstrong units.
Any suggestions?
Are these any good?

I need to go up to about a 140-160 lb. spring
to balance with 95# rears(?).

Thanks, all
Steve
Briggs1
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