Driving a 1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 from Peking to Paris in the June 2019 ERA Rally.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

0010 While the cat's away....

Well, in this case it is Mark, not the mouse, and it's more like hard work than play, but aside from those minor inconsistencies, the metaphor is complete!

Mark and his team have been very busy this week; they have essentially stripped the whole of the back end...

Tail removed to get to the suspension points
The rear removed

And then not only rebuilt and reinforced the suspension pick up points...
Close up of the nearside rear suspension before....

...and after the reinforcement
...but as part of the dis-assembly of the rear end of the car identified that the car had evidently had a shunt (as well as the side impact at some point) so the rear valence was not straight, and nor was the boot:
After much cutting, shutting and probably a bit of swearing, we have the makings of a straight and solid rear-end:


Once that is complete, it's on to the cabin......

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