Broken CSR Rear Upright - Any Experiences?

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Thought I'd share this. Luke @ Leos Motorsport wanted to demonstrate how strong his new, subtly redesigned damper clevis are, so he sent me these two pictures of a car that had had a minor scrape ... which was sufficient to tear off the wheel, rear wheel-arch, lower wishbone, driveshaft, etc... . Damper clevis undamaged.

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Great news (for me). Went back in the garage. Used a lot more heat. Both sides now dismantled. Seemed especially important as Luke's part is slightly different and I want to keep things symmetrical.

Offending allen bolt in foreground

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Great thread this - I know not many CSRs Vs std chassis but very interesting challenge, fantastic support from Team Leos and looks like its on the mend!

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Excellent - way to recovery!! Spares in the post or is the car going to Team Leos for the fix?

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Doc. - great question... Car is on axle stands in my garage, with both rear hubs hanging off (brake lines appropriately protected!), so not going anywhere. Slightly complex set of moves going on:

Two shiny new Damper Clevis in the post on their way here - should arrive tomorrow. I'm then driving them to Coventry to be anodised and they should be ready for collection middle of next week (£20).

My two original damper clevis off to Leos by post to have the wishbone pins extracted - Luke has a piece of scaffolding pole with a 25mm spanner on the end + what he described as a flame thrower for the job!!! He will then post me back the bits.

Because Luke's parts are different, I also need new inserts instead of the standard top-hat spacer. Luke doesn't have any, but will turn some up for me and send them to me with the dismantled wishbone pins.

With luck and reasonable support from the Royal Mail, I hope to be reassembling the car weekend of the 8th August.

As this has sort of turned from a thread to 'build blog', I will provide updates here Smile

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Excellent!! Since it is coming along so nicely, how about booking Anglesey track day for Mon 10th of August?

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Since this is a thread about CSR rear, a friend of mine has just finished installing home made rear antiroll bar on his CSR. It works well, he immediately ended up softening the rear springs. Photos avasilable for whoever is interested. 

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OK - that made me laugh out loud!

I can actually see myself scrabbling around at the weekend to reassemble it. Booking the Monday off work, driving up to Anglesea in it for 5 hours and breaking something on the first lap ... I think I need to actually just try driving it in normal conditions before I start 'testing' it & me! Although, I know Finlay did put some track miles on it and it is my plan in time to do the same in due course. Fish & Chip run might be required first ...

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Great to see it all coming together - and you'll be in good company, Mark, if you get brave and decide to come along to Anglesey for the Club trackday on Monday 10th... Yes

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Possibly sadly, or not, depending on your point of view, what an interesting read. This is where the club comes into its own. I was about to say i'd run a price through our machine shop to make you a pair, but £120 looks fair enough. Great result.