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Dean's S3 Refurb - Rear Suspension - Part 2

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I've now read lots about the venerable hub pins....an absolute pain and I guess mine hadn't been out for 37 years. The nice bit though is the reassembly but with a little anxiety putting the new pins in. The process used was to make sure the holes were nice and clean and despite this the new pins won't go in without encouragement so the pins we put into the freezer and the hub warmed up and bingo …...success. You will see on the photos we wrapped the lower links in cardboard to avoid them getting scratched on reassembly and as the drive shaft bolts are easy to tighten on the gearbox side and awkward on the hub side you can see we have assembled it in that order and was actually easy and good fun. Much copper-grease used.

The geezer with the gas torch in the photo is son George, another Lotus enthusiast

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