went car shopping today..

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Well, todays lesson..
loctite activater really does work, make sure everything is at hand so you dont have to rush to the other side of the workshop for something. Only to find the race has set in the wrong place..then you have to heat it up to remove it.. then clean everything up again..
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Well, todays lesson..
loctite activater really does work, make sure everything is at hand so you dont have to rush to the other side of the workshop for something. Only to find the race has set in the wrong place..then you have to heat it up to remove it.. then clean everything up again..
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D’oh :doh: that’s the sort of thing I do…far to often!
 
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So, everything bolted back up and the upper and lower kingpin taking grease as they should.
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all oils dropped and replaced;
portals
gearbox and transfer
diffs
engine
power steering.
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found this filter In the power steering reservoir;
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soaked It in diesel and gave it a blast with the air line.
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Well spotted clive! Its been added to the list..
the discs are a solid 22mm thick. At the moment im at the mercy of the weather as it wont fit in the shed with this bloody cherry picker on! Kept having to drag myself and tools in about every hour due to the heavy showers we had all day.
 
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chapel gate

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Big day today, we had a few close shaves tbh. Everything was a bit too close to the cab for comfort..
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i can finally fit her In the workshop..!
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brians a great bloke, bit of a local character. Does military shows, owns a couple of tanks etc. Full of enthusiasm for the job.
all good!
 

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So with a weight off her shoulders the back end sits two inches higher.
note the torque tube in this picture, not knowing any better I thought it was just to protect the prop shaft..
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its a rigid tube bolted to the transfer box and rear axle, the propshaft is housed inside and connects directly to the rear diff and then to the transfere box via a UJ. It transfers the torque from the rear drive to the frame of the vehicle. On a open propshaft design with leaf springs the springs would transfer the torque. In the 80s case having coil springs the control arms transfer the torque. The unimog has no control arms.

hmm..
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one spring unseated..
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and one broke..
on jacking up the chassis to re seat the spring i noticed the spring lifted off its housing two inches before the shock reached the end of its stroke.
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counting the coils against the broken spring It had one less, no wonder it became unseated.
Two second hand ones are on order.

someone approves!

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Fitted new springs in the end..
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fixing back the rear lights.
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these are great. Before plasma cutters.. you can leave them cutting away while you have a brew and a smok.. i mean, get on with doing something else...
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Seeing how much the chassis flexes before the next stage.
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..came back with this.
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4 litre straight 4.
High and low.
3× air difflocks
air brakes
portal axles
pto
bf winch!

Loudest air horn ive ever heard. Scared the living shit out of the missus:thumbup:


when time/ money permit ill be fitting a hiab and 10' tipper body.

Hope it wont come inbetween me and the 80..
I'm finding this hard to resist............................
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Kept having to drag myself and tools in about every hour due to the heavy showers we had all day.

A cheap pop up gazebo from argos helps out I find, eazy to move around where you work and keeps you half dry!
 

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Kept having to drag myself and tools in about every hour due to the heavy showers we had all day.

A cheap pop up gazebo from argos helps out I find, eazy to move around where you work and keeps you half dry!
They’re ok until it gets windy, whichbit invariably does the minute you turn your back on the thing after it being totally still all day!!!
 

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I'm finding this hard to resist............................
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ahh, a MB trac. I think the smaller 900 has the same engine as my u140.
resistance is futile..

Kept having to drag myself and tools in about every hour due to the heavy showers we had all day.

A cheap pop up gazebo from argos helps out I find, eazy to move around where you work and keeps you half dry!
that would be what the thinking man does..:) i did chuck a tarp over the lot at one point. Shouldnt matter now as it fits in the workshop.:thumbup:
 
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