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Lotus Seven S4 Restoration: Rolling Chassis

Module by: Andrew R. Barron. E-mail the author

Once both the front and rear suspension components were attached to the chassis temporary wheels and tires were mounted ((Reference)). For ease of movement, transportation wheels with narrow tires were fitted. These are usually used when a Lotus Type 61 Formula Ford is being transported. (Reference)(Reference) show various views of the rolling chassis.

Figure 1: View of chassis with wheels mounted.
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Figure 2: Front view of rolling chassis. Note the outer links of the front sway bar are not attached to the dampers.
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Figure 3: Left hand view of rolling chassis with the Lotus Type 61 Formula Ford in the background.
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Figure 4: Rear view of rolling chassis. Note the rear axle appears to be angled upwards due to lack of weight with no body.
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Figure 5: Right hand view of rolling chassis.
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