Day 3

Sorry no pictures this time, but these work meetings are getting less and less exciting when it comes to content. The Z-car got yet another oil change and the ticking fully went away, but not the back fire (oh well!). The rear driver side caliper was replaced with a less rusty unit that looked like it was rebuilt by an idiot. The piston was rusted beyond belief and the dust boot was the wrong size and was forced on (the rubber was all deformed from being smashed on). I struggled with the silly caliper and in the end resorted to using a big C-clamp to smash it all together so we could re-attach it. I also ripped off the stupid dust boot, not that it matters since the piston is ruined anyways. At least now the brake doesn’t drag.

The old brake caliper is going to be rebuilt, and this time by us, not some dolt.

The trailer received the most work, it is now fully welded, sort of. The deck is welded in place and we primered it all. Actually that doesn’t sound like a lot of work, but it did take hours to complete the tasks.

More in store later, of course.


~ by noodleknight on August 26, 2009.

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