Last night while in Newberg I tore down 4 axles (2 automatic & 2 standard transmission variants) and rebuilt 2 of them for use on the gasoline engine (front bus). New boots, new grease, and re-clocking to wear the axles on the opposite side of the races. Should work quite nicely. The rear two axles will be built later on as once CV joint was contaminated with metal as well as heavy scuffing on a few bearings.
Tonight the plan is to hang the rear brakes (shoes/wheel cylinders…all new) replace the rear brake hoses, install the t-fitting in the rear brake lines, and then start working on hanging the transmission in the bus. All of this while juggling preparing the unimog for service Saturday AM doing Search and Rescue personnel transport.
Eariler this week the electric motor from the ebay listing showed up at my (Brandon) work. Thanks to a fellow co-worker, we got it unloaded from the back of the tractor trailer and placed it onto a sturdy table. Then used the unimog crane (recently installed…thanks Kelly OToole http://industriousdog.com/) to load it and take it home! Photo attached.
I am now starting a collection of batteries, and seeking out a large charger. I have a 36V or 48V charger for some sort of device, but it may/may not work only because that relies a lot upon the batteries all being identical for a proper charge. May go with individual 12V chargers (one per batt) and make sure they aren’t ganged with a common ground or something. 🙂