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
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
First job was to get the bus up onto
stands to give us enough space to drop the axle before the springs could
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 beam itself.
removing brake assembles
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.
dissembling the axle
With axle beam out of the way both springs were
easily accessible. After some gentle persuasion the shackle pins were
removed and the springs came free.
Stub axle + brake chambers
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!