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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2020, 06:19:10 PM »
I actually had to run a tap through each wheel nut to cut the hardened 2 Pack paint out of the threads. Thatís old paint not metal swarf coming out the bottom...
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2020, 09:32:04 PM »
Original OX Aust 8 bottle (brake fluid) found in the cabin subframe void beside the driver's seat.

A neat relic - brings back plenty of memories - pity a rat has chewed a hole in the bottom.

I used to have some of the larger tins but they leaked.

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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2020, 06:29:20 PM »
Because of a broken rear centre bolt at some time in the truckís past, the rear axle had twisted, bending the right hand rear main and second leaves as well as both U bolts.

I have to strip the spring pack down, attempt to reset it, reassemble with new centre bolt and two new U bolts...
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2020, 06:15:32 PM »
I found that by placing individual spring leaves in a ten ton press and topping up the pressure twice a day for about 3 days it was possible to restore the original arch.

Happy to be able to save original parts whenever possible. Just needs a cleanup, new centre bolt and reassembly with some new spring clip sleeves which I will make.

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Phill
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2020, 04:06:34 PM »
Salvaged a bonnet, winch front fairlead rollers, a complete muffler and pipes, a seat frame and a host of other sheet metal parts which are undergoing phisphoric acid rust conversion and will be incorporated into the Mk4 refurbishment.

The donor vehicle, a 6x6, was destroyed in the bushfires earlier this year. None of the mechanical parts were useable unfortunately

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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2020, 04:14:13 PM »
wow, you don't see many drotts now-a-days.

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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2020, 07:10:14 PM »
Some more panel salvage on this sunny remembeance day.

Itís the first time in many years I have not been involved in any remembrance say cereminy due to Covid and not being in the best of health.

I made up for it with some easy priming with a roller and brush  in the back yard. Need a fairly thick coat of rust primer before respray...

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Phill
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