Rear axle rebuild

Also still busy with the diff. It has been painted and many parts zinc plated. I lost most of the pictures I made when disassembling so it takes some time to figure out how it needs to go back together again.

The LH side has new bearings and seals and the backplate is back on. I am waiting on some more new parts, bearing kit for the RH side and new brake shoes. I also have new pinion seal, brake drums and one new hub (I destroyed a hub and drum during a failed attempt to remove them with the wrong puller).

When the other bearing kit is in I need to figure out how to shim the axles.

Calipers and rear brake pistons finished

So it has been a while, busy with work, kids etc etc. but I’m still working on the car. Finished restoring the calipers. Pistons where too far gone so bought a new kit with seals, pistons and brake pad pins.

I was considering changing the brake system from single system to a double because of safety, but I’m going to keep it original as a single system. If I would change it it would require to replace some bits; other calipers and rear brake pistons with double brake lines, an extra proportioning valve, different brake master cilinder and offcourse all double brake lines. But as I said I keep it a single system as it is original.

Also rebuild the rear brake pistons, they where in good enough shape to reuse. Just in need of a rebuild and a new layer of paint.

Car back home and made a proper dolly

As the bodywork of the car has nearly been finished, I got the car back home in my own shed again after some two years at the metalshop. Finally made a proper restoration stand to move the car around easier and prepare for the door reskinning. I bought a new 380v Mig mag welding machine, a Lorch M222.

Got the car home again

New stand

Started with reskinning the doors.