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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

 

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

 

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

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