|The shocks are on now. We also (fairly randomly) painted the transmission carrier red as well, partly because it is unique to the mog, partly because I like red.The black lever on the carrier (foreground) is the lever for locking the differentials, it was seized before. Not any more!|
|The pedals also got the red touch, the pedal box is nearly ready to go back on as well.
Everything moves so nicely now. I promise to keep it greased.
|And the gearbox finally springs (dangles) into action.The unpainted bits are where the straps were, will have one last go round with paint.|
|The result of a good days work, I'm well pleased. Didn't get the front axle on, but did a nice job with the rest.Time to order some more bolts!|
|The back's pretty much back together now. The handbrake is on and works, the diff lock lever is on as well.
Just needs orange wheels.
|This is what you see just before you get reversed over.|
|Time to put the front axleback in, I just knew this was going to be a palava(?).
It's much harder than the back because the gearbox is in the way.
There is, nevertheless, a cunning way....
|It's not well shown here, but the axle has to be at an odd angle to the chassis.|
|You can see here how the axle is skewed to the left. This makes it much easier to slide the u-joint and cover into place.|
|Yeah, finally in now, panhard rod and all.
Time for springs.
|Well, bugger me sideways. How cool is that?
Still lots of work to do, but it's a Unimog again!
|It really is a Tonka!|