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DRIVE TRAIN

Cleaning rear drive train components:-

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Cover bearings with duck tape to keep the crap out and a few minutes with a wire brush in an angle grinder and......

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and on the caliper mounting brackets......

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and the drive shafts......

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July 2007.

Following the decision to go from V6 4x4 to V8 RWD the front drive shafts are removed......

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The rear GTS De-Dion axle is widened to match the front track. First, made a jig to hold the hub carrier faces parallel to each other. A length of tube with a plate welded to each end at the required length at held in place by 'sandwiching' with the hubs bolted in place.......

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Then clamp in place to ensure the tube ends are lined up ok, checking the angle is correct......

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Then tack a length of steel to and bottom of the hubs to hold it all in place during welding the infill in place......

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The infill tacked in place (by me)......

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and fully welded (by a professional welder on such a safety critical part of the car!)......

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