Posts Tagged ‘Front Suspension’

Front Suspension

Working on the front suspension of the Mark 2 is made easy for the hobbyist, because it is possible to completely reassemble the front suspension apart from the vehicle and then “offer it up” to the frame of the car with a jack or two. It is certainly more convenient to assemble the components on […]


The Original Front Suspension The front suspension used coil springs, a 5/8” anti-sway bar, rubber bushings and Armstrong lever shocks.  Front Suspension Modifications Tube Shocks I had the front shocks rebuilt by World Wide Auto Parts, but decided to install Bilstein Tube shocks supplied in Udo Putzke’s Fahrspass Tube Shock Kit. I ave been very pleased […]

Entry 34 – Front Suspension, Hydraulic Dampers, Coil Springs

Front Suspension Schematic

I devoted more time today to dismantling the front suspension. Front Dampers I removed the hydraulic dampers from the LH and RH sides of the front suspension assembly. Removal involved the upper nut and locking nut on the damper at its top. The upper outer washer, rubber buffer and inner washer could then be lifted […]

Entry 32 – Firewall, Brake Hoses, Anti-Roll Bar, Front Suspension, Steering Idler

ARB Bracket Spacer

Engine Bay I got to work early on Sunday morning. There were a few more odds and ends in the engine bay I took care of first including removing some fasteners I had left in the car when I disassembled other components. I also removed the sheet metal patch panel that the previous owner had […]