12 Rear Suspension

  • Protect chassis rails from rear suspension bits by using split foam insulation for 15mm central heating pipes. Cut into 6” lengths and slid over chassis tubing, this prevented me from removing any paint from chassis whilst fitting DeDion, A frame etc.
  • The rear wings must either be fitted before the suspension radius arm or the hole in the wing flange slotted out to fit.

Source: Blatchat build techniques,originally by Peter – Red Roadsport SV. List rescued by BBL from California

  • Jack under the rear hub carrier to take up all play in the screw holes before tightening the deDion ears and hub carrier. Otherwise the ear can move on hitting a rut etc.
  • The dedion tube brake pipe ‘T’ is fitted with the fixing boss offset ‘away’ from the centre of the tube.
Source: Blatchat

Caterham Build Project