Thursday, 16 August 2012

With the transfer box out of the way one can see the attatchment from the gearbox. 
Another view. 
Looking to one inner side of the chassis we can see the mounting location for the transfer box. 
After careful removal of any attachments the gearbox is separated and lifted out. 
The input shaft with thrust bearing. 
An overall view showing the gearbox removal. 
A close up of the input shaft and thrust bearing, the braided pipe is the lubrication pipe for the thrust bearing. 
Here the pressure and clutch plate can be seen. 
Lifting out the gearbox.
In the bell housing the flywheel is visible.
Time to remove the centrally mounted transfer box. To prevent dust and rubbish from entering the hull each universal joint is covered by a leather bellow. 
This is a more overall pic of the leather bellows. 
Once removed the universal joint becomes apparent. You can see traces of the original colours coming through.
All four bellows have been removed. 
The flexible coupling and attachment point between the gearbox and transfer box. 
A nice view from left to right of the hand brake system, flexible fabric coupling and the attatchment to the gearbox. 
After the removal of the side retention bolts and the universal joints the transfer box can now be removed. Note the desert sand still attached to the sides. 
The box slowly coming out. I didn't have to removed the near side universals. 
Finally free after 60+ years. 
A nice view of the large flexible ring dampner.
Now that the floor plate is removed a lot more details can be seen. The lower portion of one of the steering boxes is visible. 
Some more detailed views. 
This is the well and truely rusted pedal cluster. 
The steering box again showing the various push rod linkages. 
This underside view shows the steering linkage. 
An overall shot with the plates removed.
Here is a nice view showing original red primer underneath the suspension spacer plate. 
The suspension spring mounting bracket removed.
This is the aluminium spacer casting as seen from the rear. 
Here is the front view of the spacer plate. 
For a change of pace I removed one of the floor plates. 
This is a floor plate removed.
Now comes the time to start stripping apart the suspension. The final drive has already been removed.
The lower wishbone gudgeon pin removed, fortunately the spring isn't under any tension. 
A view from lower down, the item on the right hand side on the floor is one of the rotary shock absorbers. 
The spring has been removed. 
It's starting to look cluttered.
A detailed view of the final drive casing, the end cap has been removed. 
The engine being slowly stripped of its components.
One of the very many photographs I took for reference purposes. This is the magneto drive. 
What you are looking at now is the oil filter with associated connections.
Here are the various components that make up the final drive. As can be seen the parts are mostly in a good condition. 

This is the final drive housing cleaned up. 
The ring gear that attaches to the wheel hub. 
The final drive gear from above. 
And another angle. 
One of the heafty roller bearings. 
This red item is cone is the spacer for the bearings.
With the backing plate removed you can see the aluminium casing that encloses the final drive gearing. 
And with the casing removed. 
This is the backing plate removed.
This is what happens when you forget to drain the oil before dis-assembly.