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Rear Outriggers Triumph Vitesse MK2


Paul H
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Just purchased the rear bracket conversion kit from the Club Shop which converts from side arm dampers to GAZ shock absorbers.

 

The instructions advise loosening some chassis bolts to allow room for the rear brackets - Talking to Garth this might not be easy so some "fettling" might be in order to accommodate the rear brackets. Any advice for fitting these brackets would be appreciated 

 

According to the Workshop Manual there are 2 bolts from the rear tub to the rear outriggers . I dont have these bolts or any obvious holes in the body tub for the bolts, there is a small gap between the body tub and the outriggers and looking feeling around with a bent nail cant find the holes in the out rigger for them .

 

Should the bolts be there ? Ive only checked the offside as the nearside has a petrol tank in the way  :angry:

 

Any input welcomed

 

regards

 

Paul 

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Uesnthose two holes on the well should be drilled through, you will need rubber canvass spacers between outrigger and body, any amount to make up the gap

 

on old wonk body shells you use what ever is required and it can vary from mount to mount

very odd that these have been eliminated, whats supporting the boot ??? Not a lot

If the doors stick out at the bottom and are flush at the waist .... you have tub spread

 

if there are no holes in the top of the extention outrigger drill through the boot floor use the holesmin you pic as the guide and drill into the rigger .

guess you can fit a nut down the tube or drill right thro, and use along bolt with a nut undermeath

 

pete

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Uesnthose two holes on the well should be drilled through, you will need rubber canvass spacers between outrigger and body, any amount to make up the gap

 

on old wonk body shells you use what ever is required and it can vary from mount to mount

very odd that these have been eliminated, whats supporting the boot ??? Not a lot

If the doors stick out at the bottom and are flush at the waist .... you have tub spread

 

if there are no holes in the top of the extention outrigger drill through the boot floor use the holesmin you pic as the guide and drill into the rigger .

guess you can fit a nut down the tube or drill right thro, and use along bolt with a nut undermeath

 

pete

Hi Pete , thanks for your info , the rear end is currently floating so will drill though off side floor, pack the space and bolt through to the underside of the rigger . The nearside will also be done the same though pretty sure the tank will have to come out first .

 

Ive checked and the bolts either side of the diff are in place .  Ive owned the Vitesse for 9 months now and the paperwork suggests the rebuild was in 2012 so will have to check all the other chassis bolts are in place . You are correct in that the Vitesse has Body Tub Spread , the passenger door is very proud at the base ( door handle side ) and the driver's door is proud all the way hinge side and slightly proud at the base (door handle side ) + the gaps on both doors would benefit from adjustment. 

 

Currently I want to make the Vitesse mechanically reliable , then will look at rectifying the body tub spread - are there any articles on line I can start researching ???  I now possess the Workshop Manual - recent Fleabay purchase at £21.50 delivered 

 

At least I know why the back end was creaking on bends with the odd bang & crash over bumps :huh: 

 

Adding the chassis bolts , new rotoflexes , UJ;s which were shot + polybushes & vertical shockers should improve the ride . The bearings had some initial play though on dismantling the end bolt came off with no effort so torquing up to 100 lb / ft will hopefully cure the play .

 

Best regards

 

Paul 

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