Rear diagonal rigger

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Rear diagonal rigger

Postby Benc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:21 pm

Going to have to make a chassis repair, axle and tank are out already. If I need to remove the rear diagonal rigger one side do I need to brace anything?

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Re: Rear diagonal rigger

Postby peter freeman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:36 pm

Not really as you are unlikely to be out driving in the car but when my diagonals failed I replaced them with tubes - gets rid of the water traps in the U sections
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Re: Rear diagonal rigger

Postby greeny » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:38 pm

Or if your worried stick a lump of wood to wedge it up until it's welded.
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Re: Rear diagonal rigger

Postby scmarf » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:38 pm

I've got to do this on both sides of the SE5a. I don't anticipate bracing anything. The things they connect (main chassis rail to rear tube) are (should be !!!) very substantial. I doubt that the ones on our SE5a have been doing any bracing for some years. They seem to be providing a framework for filler and underseal at the moment :shock: :roll:
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Re: Rear diagonal rigger

Postby Benc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:35 pm

Cheers for the replies chaps, grinder has removed the old repair and cut a nice hole to weld in some new metal.
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