Lotus Elan

Removing Rear Dampers

PostPost by: Bud English » Sat May 23, 2015 11:47 pm

That and dissimilar material corrosion. :D
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue May 26, 2015 2:03 am

It took 3 hours, a torch and at first hammering the shock tubes out of the bearing carriers and then we got smart and used a press to remove them. I can tell you, if you don't have the right shop tools don't even try to do this!
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A press is a must to remove the shock tubes!
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Lots of heat required
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50 year old shock tube removed
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