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  • Upper wishbone rear mount

    Hi,

    I have a problem and could use some advice. The upper wishbone rear mount is slightly misaligned between 1/16 -1/8". I attached a picture as well. Please note that I am able to mount the upper and lower wishbone on the other side of the car.

    Suggestions are welcome and appreciated. I have tried search blatchat as well.

    This is what I receive from Caterham

    > I've run through the pics with Engineering and we
    > are satisfied that the
    > misalignment, whilst undesirable, is not excessive
    > and has been
    > experienced in the past on many cars.
    >
    > The solution is to 'spread' the wishbone mounting
    > bracket which will
    > bring the bolt holes into line. Once the wishbone
    > is fitted and
    > tightened, it will bring it back together.
    >
    > This will not affect the geometry beyond the norm.
    >
    > Regards
    > Simon Lambert
    > Commercial Manager
    >
    >
    > Caterham Cars Limited, 2 Kennet Road, Dartford,
    > Kent, DA1 4QN
    >
    > *** Please note that any opinions presented in
    > this email are solely
    > those of the author and do not necessarily represent
    > those of Caterham
    > Cars Ltd. This email and any attachments are
    > confidential and intended
    > for the addressee only.IMG_4410_compressed.JPG

  • #2
    I think Caterham is correct and that you should be able to get it together OK.

    Please send me some higher resolution photos. I sent you my direct eamil address.

    Doug
    Last edited by Doug Liedblad; June 7, 2007, 03:13 AM.

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    • #3
      Their response seems reasonable to me. I suspect it will fit just fine if you use a bigger hammer! :p :eek: :D
      Tom "ELV15" Jones
      http://PIErats.com

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Elv15
        Their response seems reasonable to me. I suspect it will fit just fine if you use a bigger hammer! :p :eek: :D

        My feelings exactly about the big hammer. I did find one potential solution. A suggestion of using a bolt and a nut to spread the flanges farther apart. At least I won't take the frame and body with it that way.


        If there are any other suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jvr
          If there are any other suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them.
          I would tend to want to remove it from the car before I attempted to spread it. This prevents the chance of cosmetic and/or structural damage to the car.

          Have you posted pictures somewhere of the wishbone with respect to the mounting points?

          EDIT: They cannot be removed. Doh!
          Last edited by EliseStrapped; June 8, 2007, 04:35 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by EliseStrapped
            I would tend to want to remove it from the car before I attempted to spread it. This prevents the chance of cosmetic and/or structural damage to the car.

            Have you posted pictures somewhere of the wishbone with respect to the mounting points?
            The flanges are welded to the frame and next to the shell which is riveted to the frame. I wish I could take it off.

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