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Elite 502 restoration

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Rear suspension

Started to tackle the rear suspension last week. I was going to start with the front suspension but as we will be moving house in about 5 weeks I thought I'd start with the easier back bits.
Took me ages (and a little bit of blood) to get the hub carrier to radius arm bolt/stud out. Going to clean up all the bits, fit new U/Js and bushes and reassemble, hopefully later this week.
Chassis doesn't look too bad........

esprit s2

esprit s2

 

Front brakes

Next on the list was to sort out the brakes. After removing the calipers I gave them a good clean and paint, fitted new pistons, seals and pads. The tricky bit for me was fashioning the new brake pipes.

esprit s2

esprit s2

 

Getting it started

I took possession of my '74 Elite back in mid April, she was a non runner but complete. Work started straight away. First job: get it running.

Gave it a service and changed the belts, bought a new battery and with a little help from my friends got it started.

esprit s2

esprit s2

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