Yes I am,
Probably more of a ride hight issue than strictly a suspension issue.
So I've been on the look out for a pair of suspension units for a while.
Still haven't sorted roof .
Patched it up for now.
I have now bought a pair of second hand ,new old stock ,750kg suspension units.
That come with wheels and braked hubs.
My dandy is an early orange one ,the suspension units are welded .
Converting to a bolt on set up, for the 750's, shouldn't be much more work than cutting off the 500's,increasing the hight ,and converting them to a bolt on set up.
Everything start to droop after nearly 40 years!!
With a need for patching a few holes in the chassis ,best to do all the welding together.
My main concern is how the changes in geometry will affect the rod brakes (no bowden cables).
Being higher ,I think I'll need to drop the splitter/lever device to keep The arcs of the rods from the hubs to a minimum.
If any one knows the what threading is used on the rods ( whitworth ??) that would be a great help ,as I'll probably need to shorten one and replace two.
The original drums were from the rear of the Austin a35.
Handy to know for replacing/relining brake shoes.
I was just given some new liners to rivet on to the existing shoes.
The suspension units come with what I'm assured are Austin 1100 drum brakes, which would be great as slightly, larger breaking area and much easier to source shoes (mini).
I haven't collected them yet , when I have them in my hand I'll be more able to assess there potential.
As always any input gratefully received.
P.S. still looking for a awning for a five ,orange ,slanting sides.
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