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Old 23rd July 2009, 10:00 AM
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Question What is happening

Well chaps the posts are going thick and fast now

I was about to give this reply to Andys handbrake thread & now its gone.

Hi Andy

I had a quick look at the possible route of the handbrake cable yesterday, not having a cable to hand, I did think to myself " That is going to be tight "

Perhaps if you can post a picture I can offer some better advice.
There are, p clamps that you can get to support handbrake cables & the likes.


On the first set of uprights I made, I too had some clearance issues.

Not wanting to go through the hassle of making plates RU7 & RU8 again by hand, I bought them from 3GE

Having looked long & hard into the potential clearance issues, I decided to construct the rear uprights slightly different.

Heres some pictures of the minor changes made.

Upright carcasses

Once these were made to this stage.

I placed RU7 on top of the tube RU5 as opposed to flush with the face of it.

Two reasons for this.
1: I felt that I could get a better quality weld between RU7 & RU5.
2: I gained an extra 10 mm on the upright

Plate RU8 was then welded to RU7 as per book.

A couple more pictures of the uprights fitted to the chassis

Sorry the pictures are not very clear but Do feel that they illustrate what I have gained from this minor change.

10mm extra clearance in the following areas . Handbrake cable, bleed nipple,
more room to fix the flexi hose. Finally 10mm extra clearance between the lower wishbone fixings & wheel rim

To compensate for the extra 10mm gained in the upright. the wishbones were made to the original book spec ( First edition ) & using the driveshafts as is.

All have been fitted to the car & I am pleased with the result.

I am not saying that this is the way it should be done. Just a personal choce that I decided to make .


Please note, I have not as yet fully welded RU5 to RU7 & RU8
I am not a complete idiot...........Some of the parts are missing !!


Last edited by Bonzo : 23rd July 2009 at 12:49 PM. Reason: More text
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Old 23rd July 2009, 10:38 AM
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i,ll take some photos of where i,m at with my handbrake cable today & post them later.

thanks guys.

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Old 23rd July 2009, 12:38 PM
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If you are having trouble with your handbrake andy just come and see mine if you like its all installed and works a treat im sure we can sort it between us!

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