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Cheers guys!

James - yea going with some big wing mirrors, got a plan for the old mirror mounts on the doors though :cool:


Well, I've done the pass side hub rebuild and found a few surprises along the way.

Starting with the discovery of my axle seal, on the sump plug! LOL


I had the hubs rebuilt about 3ish years ago by a mechanic and needless to say he did a crap job .... he used one of those magical "torque chisels" on the lock nuts .... bearings were never seated properly and the pre-load never set .....



This in turn lead to sloppy wheel bearings, weight on the axle and a chewed out spindle needle bearing and axle seal....



Did the rebuild with genuine parts, all bearings and seals redone inc the king pins. The old owner put eccentric ones in ... I put factory ones back.



I also did a GU locking nut conversion (easy as and a much better system!), rebuilt the locking hub and put a torque spreader ring on the outer hub lock.



I'll pull down the drivers side today and start knocking out all the races and degreasing.
Altho its a really messy job its actually quite fun!

Also, just as a note if anyone else is gonna give this a crack, I used these 3 pages for info:
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/niss...-bearing-replacement-warning-alot-pics-45874/
http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forums/showthread.php?28969-DIY-CV-and-Swivel-Hub-Rebuild-Thread
http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/foru...-thread-Swivel-hub-rebuild-bumpstops-and-more

and the factory FSM
 

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Cheers Rusty. I'm pretty chuffed about making it up and back after all the work thats gone into the old junker! :cool:

Finished off my hub rebuild, did the brake pads and chucked some new tie rod ends in while I had everything apart.

I discovered it takes exactly 2 and 1/4 beers to build a hub!




I also pulled the LF HID's off the bull bar along with the LEDs that were on the bull bar wings. The 22' and 50' drowned them out.



Also slapped on some big wing mirrors so now I can actually see past the tray, that and the TI electric ones shook themselves to bits up the cape. I then wired in and mounted some 10w spot LED's to the old mounts, cop style 8)



Last but not least for this update ....



#spraydaysunday
Swapped my pass quarter and safari snorkel for a tidy un-molested one.
Stripped it back to bare and have thus far given it 3 thick coats of protec 2k primer.

I think a full intake redesign is on the cards ............ :p

Think I should change my forum sig now! lol
 

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Am I the only one that can't see the photos? On both of his posts!!
The last post was from 2014 and Photobucket pics, which explains the problem. ;)

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