Monthly Archives: May 2014

Car 4: Rear Axle Rebuild

I bought all the parts to completely overhaul both of my axles… new oil seals, gaskets, bushes and brake components etc.

First stage was to strip the axle down to bare casing as I wanted to rub it down and paint it.

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Car 4 : Start of Rebuild

Well since the beginning of April the car ran out of tax so it was decided to undergo a restoration rebuild like the other cars we have been working on.

Over a couple of days the car was stripped down to a bare chassis, as the build had been planned for a couple of weeks some parts had been ordered so work could begin.

Strip down didnt take too long. The previos owner had a strange obsession with “denso tape” a horrible sticky material based tape. Every not and bolt and bracket was covered in it… initially this was thought to be a nightmare… but in practise, it made stripping down very easy as once removed, it had preserved the nuts and bolts very well… no rusty bolts!
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Before strip down… the car was fully road worthy… driven into the garage on friday night.
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First step was axle removal… very easy with a 9 inch grinder. All springs, bolts and shackle plates being replaced anyway.
Next step… bodywork.
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Next stage was engine removal… with the assistance on the engine crane thus was an easy job. The owner of the series 2 however did find an interesting way to lower the engine down onto the pallet.
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A good weekends work. By sunday night we had a bare chassis.
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