Well, a productive week for the story of car 1, including the collection of a whole load of parts won on ebay from over the river in Liverpool and the eventual purchase of the bush kit.
After seeing the item on ebay a whole load of parts in pictures the item was won so on Wednesday we went off to collect, and we were surprised by how much stuff there was. Here are a couple of pictures:
Items of note include a front axle with free wheeling hubs, 4 windscreens, 2 rear screen sections and a whole lot more
The next big job was bush replacement, we were starting with the chassis bushes, so out with a home made puller, a good length of M10 stud iron, nuts, washers and length of scaffold tube. after a few hours we had the inner tubes and rubber out, just the outer metal tube remained. with the use of a hacksaw, chisels and hammers they were soon out too. Then it was in with the new britpart polybush kit.
The issue with the bushes
Wow, what a haul. Congratulations. My shed and garden resembles those pictures – bits of Land Rover everywhere you look 🙂
I see you decided to ‘cheat’ and fit polybushes instead of going through the hell of trying to get the standard bushes in? 😉 Despite using a DIY puller like yours it took my wife and I some 5 hours to fit the four new bushes, mostly because the galvanised chassis had been reamed incorrectly. Instead of reaming through from one side they had only gone halfway and then did the rest from the other side. This left a step halfway along the bores. I wouldn’t have had any problems if I’d have used polybushes.
I’ll be interested to hear how you get on with your Britpart polybushes as I may well consider them next time I do that job. I’ve always shied away from them in the past because they had a reputation for short lives compared to stock bushes. How often do you think they’ll need replacing?
Well it was all in a garden when we collected it all.
The thoughts on these bushes are not great. The center tubes need extending so after purchasing the kit we will need to get more tubes. Will upload a picture on the article