So… this has happened, and gets dropped off tomorrow. So excited!
The damage sustained at Desert Storm appeared relatively easy to spot and not as much of an expensive exercise as it first appeared. Wheels were cheap, tyres were reasonable and the ladies who made the new nerf nets were awesome. However I was somewhat dismayed when upon reassembly i found this…
While I was waiting for the new swingarm I took all the plastics off and gave it a bloody good clean.
It has taken much longer than I expected to get this fixed, or rather source a new swingarm and completely replace the bearings in the rear end! While I was waiting for the new swingarm I took all the plastics off and gave it a bloody good clean.
Seriously, that’s what the ride was called. It was quite apt though as there was both a desert and a storm, the weather is incredibly changeable in the central North Island. It was very fine to start out with though – this is the pit area on Saturday morning.
Then right up near the mountain…
There wasn’t much mud, but where there was it was deep and concentrated – straight up mud pies. As it happens I went from warm and dry to cold and freezing a couple of seconds after this.
So a while ago, a little over a year to be more specific, I started the clean up on the diff housing.
The inside took a lot of cleaning but now looks brand new
This is more a case of pictures over words as it’s quite obvious what’s gone on here I think.
The finished articles, front and rear. The front is very similar to the original, with only the size of the tow hole being different, this is so it can be used without cutting the original bumper. The rear uses the original towing eye hole through the bumper.