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Hello ,thanks for letting me join 2 years 5 months ago #1330

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If it's low you may need to replace the suspension units. I believe the orange 70s models had them welded direct to the chassis rather than bolted as on the later ones. Pat will be able to advise better on that I'm sure.

Hopefully if it is welded, you may be able to upgrade to 750kg units which will give you a useful load upgrade from the standard 500kg or 10cwt as they were in the good old days.

This will have the added benefit of raising the ride height even further. The originals were always low by modern standards as they increased car tow ball heights in 1998 I think it was.

You will need suitable wheels for that and it will involve brake parts as well.
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Hello ,thanks for letting me join 2 years 5 months ago #1334

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Yes 70's dandy's and early 80's all have their axles welded on for some odd reason. Even so the axle plates have bolt holes.
Be careful not to over load the dandy as it will cause the wheel bearing to collapse
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Hello ,thanks for letting me join 2 years 5 months ago #1336

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Thanks guys, I have looked under her and she has a beam axle and looks like it's bolted on. I have been looking at replacing with 750kg units and fitting a 50mm box under to get some height as on my car there's not much clearance and want to tow behind my old landrover. The units will be braked, the Web site was trailer and towing
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sounds like a plan
make sure to post pictures of the transformation on the upgrading your dandy
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The 750kg units will have longer arms so will push the wheel further back in the wheel arch. Also the bolt centres will be different. All fine as long as you can take this into account.
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Thanks guys, I've found on ebay a chap who will sell a 50mm box section with the suspension plates welded on so you only have to weld the box section on. This will give you the best of both, the lift and upgrade suspension

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