16v opel traveler

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby morrisfixer » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:38 pm

Do you not find it a tad soft at the rear?

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:30 pm

Yes steve, it is a bit soft, which is why I have purchased the new springs. Until I've fitted the new ones I won't know, but i guess from your experience, and your question, you've found the 5 leaf springs to be too weak?

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby The vast minority » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:03 am

Great build, inspirational stuff.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby 58 MOGGY » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:23 am

The later Capri and escorts used a single leaf to save weight,and work better,you can buy new ones and I believe they do stiffer ones if you want,think rally design sell them
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby tobyboy » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:04 pm

Dudders,

Any idea where the seats came from? They look the business.
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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Custard » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:23 pm

Another option, not single leaf, were stiffer ones for rally use that were slipper springs where one end slid in a holder.

e.g. http://www.burtonpower.com/5-leaf-slipp ... ls288.html

Not a recommendation, I don't know anyone personally that has used them.

I just knew some of the rally cars I used to watch that did not go to the full 5 link with coilovers were using them.

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:41 pm

Thanks for the seat compliment. They are Alfa Romeo GTV Phase 2.

Prices on Ebay vary from £100 - £400 a pair.

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Re: 16v opel traveler

Postby Dudders » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:45 pm

Hi Dunk, i have a pair of the Capri single leaf springs but they are longer by about 100mm and quite a bit fatter. I was going to cut them down and weld on the Minor spring ends, but a techy mate impiled that you can't weld leaf springs.

Anyone done this, and have the welds split, cracked or given way? cheers kev
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