Fitted the first of the new rear springs today. Jacking and packing until the spring was aligned in the front mounting and the forward shackle pin was through the spring eye and the chassis mounts. The forward shackle pin is a brand-new item intended for a Matador so has a UNF threaded section. Once hung from the forward mounting, the spring could be jacked up until the cast hangers could be fitted. The topmost shackle pin had a short threaded section so the castellated nut had to be turned down to fit properly with a split pin to lock it. The pinch bolt nuts are the wrong length at this stage. Here is the spring in place when first hung from the chassis:
Removed rust and heat treated adjuster nuts. Reassembled scissors adjusters to back axle. Thoroughly greased brake cams ready for reassembly. Decided to fit springs before rebuilding hubs and brakes whilst the axle is relatively lighter to move around.
Finished painting the dust shield back plates today. Case hardened the brake adjuster pivots.