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« Reply #10815 on: November 07, 2018, 04:54:44 PM »

It's going to look lovely ( on the trailer going to holland  Roll Eyes) though?
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« Reply #10816 on: November 08, 2018, 12:00:36 AM »

Just checking ferry prices -not paying the extra to take a trailer, so I'll just have to get it finished Smiley
Took the rear brakes apart this afternoon. I want to get the backplates shot blasted & coated, but as the axle's probably never had it's bearings replaced, I ought to do that too while I'm at it.
Can't get the hubs off though.
Removed the driveshaft, undid the 55mm locknut, (had to nip out & buy a socket specially), & the tab washer, but can't shift the hub with the bearing in.
How's the threaded tube that the locknut screwed onto, fixed in the end of the axle casing? Does the hub sit on a tapered shaft? I can't see how you'd press it off without putting the entire axle in the press. I don't have access to heat in my lock-up.
It's an old 2 litre Sherpa van axle. The later "Pilot" model I think.
I know one of the Post Office mechanics & we used to use Sherpas, so might nip into work tomorrow & ask him.
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« Reply #10817 on: November 08, 2018, 12:00:59 AM »

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« Reply #10818 on: November 08, 2018, 11:17:43 AM »

Ordinary hub puller and a blank washer or bar over the end of the axle tube
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« Reply #10819 on: November 08, 2018, 08:36:19 PM »

Sorted Smiley
My mate Big Steve, from the Post Office workshop stopped by on his way home this afternoon. I deliver his Mail -he's into rallying & is rebuilding a Cosworth Escort at the moment.
He'd dug out a P/Office issue slide hammer that they used to use on Sherpa vans. Must be old cos it actually has "Post Office" stamped on it, rather than Royal Mail. Fitted perfectly & tapped the hubs off in a couple of seconds with 6'4 of Steve behind it.
Wire brushed off the brake plates & a few other bits & pieces to take to the shot blaster tomorrow, then blew another coat of grey primer on the back of the chassis. Now I need to get under the cab & start masking up the rest of the chassis.
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« Reply #10820 on: November 08, 2018, 08:38:21 PM »

Steve's going to take the hubs into work & press the bearings out for me. I've now got a slide hammer on long-term loan.
Nice to see Mr Olds earlier today. Hi Dave Smiley
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« Reply #10821 on: November 08, 2018, 08:51:13 PM »

Nice to see you too Andy. Also nice to see how the Pop is progressing, though I'm sure there was a lot more of it last time I popped by. Cheesy
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« Reply #10822 on: November 08, 2018, 09:41:04 PM »

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« Reply #10823 on: November 08, 2018, 10:02:51 PM »

My slide hammer disappeared  Embarrassed
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« Reply #10824 on: November 08, 2018, 10:13:31 PM »

Did it have Post Office stamped on it?
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« Reply #10825 on: November 09, 2018, 08:09:24 AM »

That's why it disappeared methinks? Must have got posted? Shocked
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« Reply #10826 on: November 09, 2018, 04:34:28 PM »

No, it's not the same photo as before.
Took the brake components over to the powder coaters this morning.
I'm never sure if you should powder coat brake drums or not, (the outsides obviously). It's basically a plastic coating so will soften with heat, but so will paint. It might retain heat in the drums, but I was told years ago that it's better for drums to warm up & maintain a constant working temperature than quickly heat up & cool down. Apparently high temperature paint isn't as waterproof as normal paint, so maybe coating's better in the long-term?
Who knows. Anyway, Craig the main man at the coaters wasn't there & Lee wasn't sure. I left it up to them, either just blast them clean & I'll spray them, or coat them as well. Over thinking stuff again? Yup Smiley
Treated myself to lunch in a local cafe & just enjoyed not wearing grungy garage clothes for once, but did stop in at the garage on my way home to check on the primer. It had reacted slightly in a couple of spots with the brushed on black paint underneath, where I'd sanded through the red oxide. So I ended up sanding it again & adding another coat of grey primer. Really need to get under the cab & start masking it up now.
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« Reply #10827 on: November 09, 2018, 04:45:35 PM »

Looking good Guvnor ..
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« Reply #10828 on: November 09, 2018, 07:15:53 PM »

slowly getting there Andy.

think i'd paint the drums.
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« Reply #10829 on: November 14, 2018, 08:05:46 PM »

Wheel bearings & oil seals removed from the axle. The local bearing supplier's shut down since I last went there, so need to find another now.
Just booked the ferry for the Dutch trip in April
-poo's gettin' real Smiley
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