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Re: Mr & Mrs Blu's Panda 100hp

HEL braided line make sense on the 100HP rear axle. One line each side runs from the underbody bracket through to the brake. HEL supply a range of grommets to protect the line.

I used a banjo bolt at the caliper but it a male end fitting also works.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Blu's Panda 100hp

Well for some reason got no notification there was replies here.
I've not measured yet, will do. But all my reading basically agrees with what davemct says and just looking at them also confirms it's all same bit the mounting plates are further out.
Also the 500 stub axle has the wheel speed sensor in different place so I've cut a slot for it, but could use 500 ones instead

Springs wise, I wasn't aware panda springs don't fit 500 beam, and my research suggests they do fit. Anyhow I have the original springs, new 100hp springs and new 500A springs in my stash so I'm sure I can figure out a setup that works.

Current situ, beams on car, nothings tightened up. One complete hub caliper assembly on, the other side one stud came out with the nut and another did same but stripped the thread as well. So waiting on some new studs atm.
I've got all new flexis, just rubber replacements. I've made the little bits of hardline the go along the arm either side.
All of the unions were seized on the pipes and I cut them off.
Plan was to just reflare them but my crappy tool isn't man enough for the factory steel lines lol - so I think I'm just gonna run new lines to the next joins (which I have cracked loose and they came off easy).
Just taking forever to do stuff like I always do.

Not alot of pics taken, it's been very cold.
But here's new beam, I was cutting slots for wheel speed sensors here.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Blu's Panda 100hp

Ordinary 500 springs work on the Panda axle but they are softer and will make the car look low at the back. A rubber buffer on the top and the bottom of the spring raise the ride height to a little below normal but not enough to cause issues. If you want to go higher, additional rubber sheet packing could be put under one end. 1/4" adds a lot more at the wheel spindle.

I dumped the metal and rubber brake pipes from the axle 600mm long (approx) HEL braided hose runs each side from caliper to the chassis bracket with rubber grommets providing protection. Simply done and not excessive cost.

I measured and costed the job to run HEL braided lines all the way back to the ABS pump. My hard lines are all good but the cost to do it is not silly money.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Blu's Panda 100hp

Well update....

These arrived.
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So cars basically together now, just need to run the brake lines. And obviously nothing is tightened down cause it's still in the air.

Sadly we did not escape the snow so it sits waiting still.
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