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  1. All fixed up and running great! The gearbox is now full of oil, as is all diff’s and the transfer box, axles and springs all greased up. Tyres to 55psi, engine has had a full service (I need to get a new dizzy plate) but everything is working fine. Good day for a 25 mile drive my daughter loves going in these.
  2. Then I removed the PTO as the output shaft oil seal is leaking and I need to strip the unit to check the size of the seal. luckily I did as the box had no oil in it and what was in there looked like Cadbury’s cream egg.... oh dear... anyway after removing the PTO, shaft and front knuckle I cleaned out what I could from the gearbox removing the inspection plate and pulled the studs on the PTO side. I have several spare gearboxes do I removed another inspection plate from on, made two gaskets and bolted everything back up. I have filled the gearbox with engine oil and engine cleaner/degreaser and went for a little drive.... Once back I drained the box, pulled both side plates and cleaned out the box again, now it’s lovely and clean inside. Tomorrow I will refill the box again with plain oil and repeat the process to ensure all the cleaning agent is out before fitting new gaskets and gearbox oil. The cause of the cream seems to be water getting in via the input seal, when I collected the truck the bell housing was full of rain water, a blocked drain hole in the lower inspection cover was to blame, this has now been removed and cleaned out with extra holes drilled as well Phew
  3. Made some Jerry can holders for the front. Metal is 1.2mm and I added a two side supports to each tray.
  4. Media blasted the old wooden body mud guards and into the booth for a coat of epoxy and then navy grey. at some point I will have to weld up all the extra holes...
  5. Slight issue found with the mud flap support bars, as the body on the truck was a wooden one I’ve found it has had different bars fitted at some point. Two of the support bars that should be stepped are just bent as the wooden body had a large bit of wood bolted to the support. Anyway luckily I have another set so I will make up two new support bars! A photo with my spare set test fitted, note the extra lights fitted on them.
  6. Time to get the rear mud flaps blasted, painted and refitted!
  7. Finally Rewired the back end and installed the correct rear lights.
  8. As the sun was shinning and the weather was great, we went for a drive yesterday with the roof off and screen down! Today its pouring with rain so everything is put back on.
  9. Found a use for the camo net that came with the Brockhouse trailer!
  10. Running nice, still need to do an oil change and check the clearance’s etc Need to blast, paint and refit the mudguards... seems familiar
  11. Moved the truck into my rear storage yard where the Resto shall start, first up to remove the new old cargo body off the old flat body... once I’ve removed the three gun ring setups from the cargo body!
  12. Running nice, still need to do an oil change and check the clearance’s etc 9C143562-472D-4203-9C3C-042F10479461.MOV
  13. Saturday drive out! And no it’s not a photo taken at the road side when it broke down.... Bloody HT lead came out the coil.... oops!
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