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  1. Hi DT guy, yes this is the truck Richard owned, really to strip to bare chassis was the only way to go to do it right! Oats and barley, i'm not aware of the one in Swindon.
  2. All shackle bushes and spring leaves are in good condition, taken back to bare metal then red oxide then olive drab. We are going to renew rebound clip bolts and we are waiting for the spring center bolts to be machined then we can reassemble the springs. Rear springs are not in such good condition!
  3. Hi Richard, Thank's...no we don't have a trailer yet!
  4. Taking front springs apart and re cutting threads in U bolts.
  5. May 2020, Chassis in primer. We had the chassis sandblasted and painted around five months ago now, the sandblaster's did do a nice job, but there were a few paint runs in it that we needed to get out, so we did this and decided for extra protection to red oxide. We started off with a brush around the many rivets and hard to get to places, and then used a foam roller which gave a nice finish, when we do the top coat we will use a spray gun.
  6. Looking for slat grill rear axle.
  7. Have done nothing as we are unable to access the truck for obvious reasons at the moment. These pics were taken a few weeks ago before lock down. Stripping front axle, trunion bearings need replacing and felt seals too, three of four of the brake linings were in really good condition but totally soaked in oil! Any ideas where to buy the felt seals please?
  8. Front axle being stripped.
  9. Thank you Phil. March 2020, moving front axle to de grease and try to remove stubborn U bolts with no success yet! More parts in primer.
  10. Getting brake chamber's ready for sandblasting, possibly original paint inside, and tie rods between shock absorber's and axles.
  11. February 2020. Not too much progress lately due to working outside in the cold mainly! Few parts needing repair, few parts blasted and primed.
  12. Dec 2019, Chassis off to sand blaster's.
  13. Bare chassis! November 2019. Spent some time removing a welded on section that shouldn't be there, also straightened parts of the chassis which had been hit from behind in it's life, was easier to do this before we removed the axles. We are very lucky that we have a crane on site to help with lifting the chassis. The chassis will be sandblasted and painted within the next couple of weeks, and this leaves us time and and area to work on the axles and springs. Once it gets too cold work will end until the Spring time as we are working mostly outside! The following picture's speak for themselves.
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