Boot/Radiator/Springs The rear end moulding finally gets
refitted after 3 years moving it from place to place inside the shed
- and the boot doors fit too!
Boot doors in place
The new radiator and repaired cowling
have now been fitted back together and the fan mounting has been
overhauled ready for refitting.
Not bad considering how rotten it all
was when Steve took it off.
26th Jan 2009
New front springs ordered @
£700 a pair, ker-ching and ouch!
30th Jan 2009
An early start on this bitterly cold day - our intention was to
remove the front axle and springs. Ably assisted by Pete Johnson we
set too on what is essentially our first major mechanical job
undertaken on this project. With the replacement leaf springs on
order from Rossendale Road Springs (see links) we thought it would
be a good idea to remove the old ones sooner rather than later!
job was to get the bus up onto stands to give us enough space to
drop the axle before the springs could come off.
jacking up the bus
To make the axle beam lighter and
easier to manoeuvre both brake assembles were removed
from the stub axles, followed by the removal of the axle
removing brake assemblies
dissembling the axle
Once away from
the bus and placed on the work bench Pete began dissembling the axle
and discovered two worn king pins - although we anticipated these
would need replacing.
Stub axle + brake chambers
With axle beam out of the way both
springs were easily accessible. After some gentle
persuasion the shackle pins were removed and the springs
Stripped down Axle beam + King pins
Brake assemblies + shackle pins
Quite a lot achieved
in 5 hours before we had to go home and defrost!