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Friday, September 9, 2011

Resto - Rear axle pivots cleaned and regreased.

Today the 4 x u-bolts that hold the rear axle in place to the springs were removed and dismantled so that the "Axle Saddles" could be pulled apart, clean, regreased and then all re-assemebled again like new and yes they were rather dirty and gummed up inside, but not anymore.
I had the assistance of Ray once more who showed up today around lunchtime for a quick visit with a few spare parts from his "man cave" that came in very handy, cheers Ray.
We also rigged up the speedo temporally with the cordless drill and a couple of long wood screws onto the make shift timber dash after giving it a little TLC and so then I through Ray the "keys" to Monty for a lap of honour up and down the street and yes Ray jumped at the chance for the ride of his life....One very brave man!

Here is that video taken today

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Also today after Ray left to go back to Melbounre I removed the 4 x brake drums from the wooden spoke wheels as now the chev is sitting back up on jacks stands in the shed wheel-less looking all bare again and undriveable :(
The timber spokes that are located in behind the brakes drums are rock solid and extremely tight which is great, I will give this area a good clean and light sanding while I am waiting for the "Chair-Loc" product to arrive from the USA and also while I am at it I will clean, prep and then paint black the outer facing sides of the brake drums which will clean up the look of the finished timber spokes when all re-assembled and completed..

Cheers once again and thanks heaps...Grant

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