I'm also officially half way done the rear axle rebuild:
Stripped it down, used Eastwood Rust Encapsulator, then a top coating of Eastwood Chassis Black.
In hindsight I wish I didn't open the differential, but I at least got to learn about backlash and gear wear patterns. Both of which are good.
New Stub axles, Timken bearings, and end float all set up. This axle only has an inner seal (replaced).
I kept the previous brake shoes (they are clean and still have good pads).
(Please excuse the mess - it is a character flaw)
Next up is the other side of the axle. Im putting together an order now for springs, bushings, bolts, everything needed to flip the chassis down, and get this rear axle underneath.
I might skip out on the front axle for now... just to keep the project moving ahead. With the motor done
, I'd love to mount the lump back in... at least make it feel like I am progressing.
Thanks for reading,