Rear Beam alternative

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Re: Rear Beam alternative

Postby DavidL » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:26 am

Alan D. wrote:But I have a new solution in the offing.
Alan

Ahah. Almost missed that comment, Alan!

Do you have a timescale (although that's probably a silly question)?
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Re: Rear Beam alternative

Postby Alan D. » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:29 pm

DavidL wrote:
Alan D. wrote:But I have a new solution in the offing.
Alan

Ahah. Almost missed that comment, Alan!

Do you have a timescale (although that's probably a silly question)?


Hi David,
Sorry for the late reply, I need to compose a response which is a little involved and complicated, to explain my situation, just give me a little time.

Alan
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Re: Rear Beam alternative

Postby DavidL » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:33 pm

Alan D. wrote:
DavidL wrote:
Alan D. wrote:But I have a new solution in the offing.
Alan

Ahah. Almost missed that comment, Alan!

Do you have a timescale (although that's probably a silly question)?


Hi David,
Sorry for the late reply, I need to compose a response which is a little involved and complicated, to explain my situation, just give me a little time.

Alan

Hi Alan,
Sorry if I came across as impatient! As far as I'm concerned, there's no rush. But I AM intrigued. :)
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Re: Rear Beam alternative

Postby Stuart » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:24 pm

Alan D. wrote:Hi David,
Sorry for the late reply, I need to compose a response which is a little involved and complicated, to explain my situation, just give me a little time.

Alan


Forgive the bump Alan. I've just been looking at my rear beam which I bought as a replacement for the original, and despite priming, painting and waxoiling it prior to fitting it hasn't fared at all well in the daily year round motoring it used to do. Even the greased fixing bolts have seized, and trying to remove them has ended up distorting the box section and separating the brazed in tubes from the box section.

In all honesty it is now beyond economic repair. I know there have now been a few successful builds on a heavy channel section, which seems easiest, but certainly not the lightest.

I wonder did you ever get a fully finished beam, or has the Lotus swayed you onto pastures new?

I also remember looneylawyer was making an Alloy version, but that was quite a long time ago.
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