Friday, 26 September 2008

Welding, and yet more welding

The chassis is now totally bare, and so far a dodge crossmember has been replaced, along with a front dumb iron. I've also cut out one engine mount, and measured up to fit a new one, and cut out the rotten bottom section of the main chassis rails under the back 1/4 of the chassis.

I would have done more, but I've run out of gas, so everything is on hold until I can get the bottle exchanged. I've also been welding a few other things recently, most notably some significant repairs to a Stage 1 the belongs to a chap in New Mills - I fabricated the bottom half of a rear crossmember, and fitted it, as well as doing a couple of spots on the main rails.

The rear axle has had a quick coat of black paint while its off. Amongst my next missions is to replace the spring eye bushes, which are all in the same condition - almost totally rubberless.
To this end I'm borrowing a "bushwacker" which apparently makes this horrible job rather easier... expect to see me white haired some time soon.

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