We are currently working on restoring a 1970 Late Series IIa. The current project is replacing the axles and wheel hubs. Here’s a photo of a hub and axle that were replaced as well as the hardware.
Throughout the process we continued to take photos.
Here’s a quick summary of the work completed.
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- 1. All 4 corners were inspected, a hub seal has leaked 90wt onto the shoes and rear shoes are too thin for our comfort. a complete brake job needed with a thorough inspection of all the hardware.
- 2. All 4 corners stripped to the backing plate with all three flex lines inspected for integrity, all the hardware (springs, anchors) need to be replaced, all the wheel cylinders and a complete brake fluid flush will be done
- 3. Inspection finds that the hub assemblies will need to be replaced; the right front axle will need to be replaced due to rust at the splined hub end.
- 4. All the new components were prepped and painted.