Narrowed Axles Part 4

So, on Sunday, (you may remember), I’d run out of welding gas… So I combined my trip down the North Wales coast to collect a new bottle and to get a few things we were short of for the shop from Booker Cash & Carry… What’s that at the back?… Ahhh, a bottle of Argon… Continue reading Narrowed Axles Part 4

Narrowed Axles Part 3

Another productive day in the garage… I started the day by making a couple of stands to hold the axle on it’s thread bar studding, so that I could rotate it for welding, a bit like a spit roast! Like this… I then welded into the slight step between the two slightly different diameter axle… Continue reading Narrowed Axles Part 3

Narrowed Axle Part 2

Carrying on with the narrowed front axle which will become the rear axle.. First I cut the breather tube shorter, there was a natural recess in it where the old sprung breather cap sat in, I’ve always thought they’re a bit long, so I had the opportunity on this build to whizz it off, and… Continue reading Narrowed Axle Part 2

Making a start – Axles

OK, it’s October (the 20th), and I planned to start this new build in October, so a bit late, but here we go… Here’s my garage with the bigger “Boogie” buggy out having it’s head (gasket) done again… So there’s some space to work – normally the big buggy will be pulled out onto the… Continue reading Making a start – Axles

Wheels and Tyres 2

Collected the wheels and tyres from the local tyre bay today – I pointed out to my mate Jamie there that they are directional tyres, so I’ll have to remember that when building too! LOL Back and in the garage in front of the Boogie for now… A friend on Facebook said they looked like… Continue reading Wheels and Tyres 2

Prepping and Measuring

It looked like being a wet day today, so I got a few little jobs out of the way, and then went to put my scruffs on… This is it semi-tidied, as the “before” photo would have been to embarrassing to show! LOL Hmm. need some more storage…? Out to the old Bits4Vits first premises,… Continue reading Prepping and Measuring

Wheels and Tyres…

In July I cleaned up the four alloy three spoke wheels I collected from James in April – They came up quite well with Gunk and a lightly abrasive sanding sponge! One of our shop staff had a two week holiday in July so I worked her hours and paid myself for it… That gave… Continue reading Wheels and Tyres…

Fiddle Brakes?!…

Another mad idea… fiddle brakes for the rear (front) axle… After some Googling, rather than buying proprietary fiddle brake kits (~£200) I opted to buy two Hillman Imp master cylinders, £62 for the pair, these will act as pass-through so that the man brake pedal can still be used to operate all four disk brakes,… Continue reading Fiddle Brakes?!…

Axle Rebuild Bits…

Some more funds amassed and some more bits arrived… Going clockwise starting at the top left then – Radius, King Pin and Axle Ball Seal bolt sets from that nice fella at ZookBOB (me! LOL) A pair of disks (not shown in photo) and Brake Pads from JimnyBits Track Rod Ends for the (to be… Continue reading Axle Rebuild Bits…