e) Suspension Resto (rear end)

Much easier than the front, the rear suspension went very well.  I replaced the stock springs with the HD version as they would be 20% stiffer.  Not knowing the condition of the rear springs I wanted to be sure that I would not end up with any rear end sag,  a common problem with the TR.

Passenger Rear a
Passenger side Rear as delivered

Differential is still in place.  It will be re-built when it is removed.  New Bearings and seals as the gears are OK

Front View
Rearend as delivered
CIMG5704
Drivers Rear Complete w/o the axles

Pretty slick lever shocks (yellow).  I think they look cool.

CIMG5707
Rear Passenger Side, w/o the axles
Differential Rebuilt 09-09
Differential ready for reassembly
CIMG6269
Drum brakes rebuilt, Axles installed

Rear suspension / Brakes / Axles Complete.  Replacing the bearings in the axles was quite a job.  After years of heat cycles (35 or so) the bearings were sort of married to the housings.  I had the use of a hydraulic press for the removal.  Without it I doubt that they would have come apart.  Replacement of the universal joints was a very simple task once the process was understood.

CIMG6265
Rear Assembly Restored

Lookin’ Good.  Now it’s time to install new pipes

(That’s british for Brake Lines).

Published on November 7, 2009 at 11:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

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