May 3, 2018

Pancho's bum leg


Kristal started working on Pancho's failed spindle



May 3, 2018

Get that woman a 2 post lift so she does't have to sit on the concrete!

May 3, 2018

At least he was nice enough to let her sit on a floor mat from his truck :-)

May 3, 2018

Make sure it's a big enough lift ... my truck is heavy...

May 3, 2018

Phil Fisk- i definitely had an "aha" moment about all these people wanting lifts while I was doing this.

John Russel-he threw that mat across the shop not long after...I wasn't sitting on it then but the message was clear ;-P

Well I figure we've finally slacked enough. Time to get this thing back on 4 wheels for a quickly upcoming rally...

Finally got around to pressing the old bearing race out and the new one. in...


Once that was done, the re-assembly work could start.




After a quick explanation of eccentric bolts, we guessed at an alignment setting.


Luckily I discovered another broken part that needed to be ordered so we're still not done...but we're close.

Jun 18, 2018

Don't worry, the farther you go down the rabbit hole, the more problems you'll find...


Now would be a good time for a SAS...just saying...

Jun 24, 2018

So... how's the patient? Ready to run and frolic yet?

Well Dax tried her paws at helping.


A bit more reassembly...


Of course the project wouldn't be complete without one last trip to the parts store...


He lives!



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