I found this to be a simple task: find the fittings and fit them pretty much sums it up.

The only issue I encountered was getting the radius arm end into the de Dion tube mount. To widen the mounting brackets just enough to slip the radius arm in, I used a small block of wood to lever the mounting brackets apart. Then, as usual, I used pin punches to centralised the holes. Remember, blue nylon loc nuts are metric and white are imperial, so the connections to the chassis are metric and imperial on the de Dion tube.

I used copper slip on all the bolts and I am not torquing them until the rear suspension can take the chassis weight.

UPDATE – It appears that SV ‘R’ spec builders may have to open a hole in the inner side skin to fit the bolt into the lower mounting hole. So a drill and Dremel may be required depending on your cars specification.

Tools Used

  • 8mm hex 1/4” drive socket
  • 1/4” Ratchet
  • 17mm 3/8” drive socket
  • 3/4” 3/8 drive socket
  • 3/4” combination spanner
  • Selection of pin punches
  • Wooden block