spent the night at the shop so we were in position for an early
start. The photos below show a portion of the
maintenance/repair actions that were done on Thor in addition to
some of Terry Lee's active inventory of Unimogs and other
The photos below are what we saw.
U1550 is being outfitted as a ranch transport vehicle.
Note front winch.
a really nice job on the fit and finish. Note rear winch.
expedition camper on a U1300L platform.
DOKA being worked-over.
the truck lift before servicing the under side of the
vehicle. Kathleen is inspecting the driveline.
as seen from the front bumper area. From the top center
going down: Bash plate whose installation was the result of a
near-miss in Baja in 2010; front torsion bar; front axle; rear
front driveline terminates at the input to the front axle.
The input seal on this differential weeps and will be replaced.
side of the transmission. The shaft goes to the transfer
case. Visible at top center is input shaft from
transmission. At the bottom left is the front drive
line. Also visible are the drain and fill plugs; air
supply line for engagement of 4x4 and the 4x4 sensor and sensor
brakes are only on the rear. Inside the can is a huge coil
spring. Air pressure is required to overcome the force of
the spring and disengage the brake.
brake drum; spring stack; and parking brake actuator lever.
the tire crane only visible because the cab is tilted.
drive line after removing attachment bolts.
flange needs to come out to allow access to the input seal.
metal was bent free and a huge impact wrench was used to retract
the retaining nut.
the nut has been removed, a gear puller is used to slip the collar
off the shaft.
collar and oil seal have been removed.
oil seal for front axle input shaft.
seal was tapped into the housing and then seated. Now, the
splined collar will be tapped back onto the shaft.
retaining nut could grab the shaft, it was used as the seating
press. When tight, the retaining metal was bent back into
position to prevent the retaining nut from turning.
a nice collection of antique safes in his office.
were changed and the incorrect routing of the a/c hoses was
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