Thursday 23 November 2023
The Trabant seems to be happy to be on his feet again. Brakes are almost done, with new steel brakepipes( required in Germany), wheel cylinders, hub seals and shoes. Next we'll need fit the emergency flashers. Also required for roadworthyness certificate in Germany.
All new rear brakes and hub seal in place . This rear brake was a bit o a puzzle as someone hat put blobs of weld on the adjusters. when we fitted the brakes with new adjusters the shoes moved outward and touched the rear of the wheelnuts. Refitting and checking diagrams didn't seem to fix the issue. Finally it all seemed fixed to the backplate by fitting a drum and pulling the handbrake. This expanded the shoes and the automatic adjusters fixed the shoes. We'll keep an eye on this. But I feel inclined to fit location springs like up front.
Hub refitted with new seal.
Photographing the old brake cylinders and uncertified Cunifer brake lines before they come off.
Working on the front brakes. It's good to have help from the owners of the Trabant. You know they'll do a good job as they will be driving the car when it's finished and registered in Germany.
Cradle back on the level.
The underfloor area looks really clean now. The brown stuff is underbody wax.
After re-fitting the exhaust, the car can be rolled back on it's wheels.
Friday 10 November 2023
Both chassis legs welded and in zinc primer
We'd found a few small holes here. But now they're gone
This puller doesn't pull enough. The hubs don't come off yet.
Boot floor repair after welding
This was the most nasty crack cleaned up before welding.