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Ivan Ford: Front Suspension

Ivan Ford from Edinburgh owns this 1987 limo, car 200970, which once belonged to the late Princess Margaret. The car still carries the blue roof light. His limo and mine, 16 years older, made a nice couple at the DLOC Annual Meeting in Beaulieu in 2003.

This series of pictures shows the dismantling of the front suspension. But it also has a warning to be careful with notoriously dangerous parts like springs. The forelast picture shows how the spring is compressed with the tool inserted inside, but the last picture (unfortunately not very well focussed) shows what happens if such a tool does not have a proper fit and shifts away unexpectedly. Ivan almost lost his thumb in this accident. It was only saved after a lot of surgery!

Photos contributed in 2005 and 2006.

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