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>Project 2B: Install the rear end

Now, we finally get to start bolting bits onto the kit. If you made airfix kits as a kid you will know that the secret to a successful job is in the preparation, but we just want to get on...

Having removed the rear subframe from the sierra and the front macpherson struts you have all the bits you need to make up the rear end. Yep, no more bits to buy, but a little bit of ingenious scavenging transforms one rear subframe and some front macpherson struts into the kit's rear-end.

Installing the rear end
First you need to offer the rear-subframe up to the chassis and locate it on the mounting points.

 


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What we learnt this time...  

Hhhmmm, not sure that Lotus suspension engineers would have come up with such a "flexible" solution, but we'll give it a try, for christ's sake the kit only cost £1300 - what do you expect when they say "adjustable ride height".