28/8/2018

Axle is now sitting on the springs and the LHS u-bolts are fitted and tightened up.  Awaiting washers for the RHS u-bolts but they are in place ready to be nutted up when I next get down to the bus shed.

27/8/2018

Finished turning down the nyloc pinch bolt nuts and fitted them to the nearside spring mountings.  Made two new washers for the forward shackle pins and fitted them and the nyloc nuts to tension the pins.  These need a final tighten/torqueing.  All that remains to do to complete the rear suspension is to fit the remainder of the pinch bolt nuts and tighten it all up, then the axle can be lowered onto the springs and the u-bolts fitted.

25/8/2018

Second spring (left hand/near side) fitted today.  This one needed a packing washer fitted on the outer side of the spring eye to get it to align correctly without bending the rearwards hangers.  I made the packing washer by boring in the lathe an old shock absorber bush washer.  Started turning down the pinch bolt nyloc nuts.