Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by VZR69, Jun 13, 2019.
I would dare to say " up the price" as it's the only option but i might need one in the future.
I'll do yours for nix
You gave me cores when I needed them
You sold me a motor at a good price
and you've given so much free advice to so many
As for putting up the price, I'm not sure people who need this done after sinking a shit load into a buggered kombi could stand the price
My view is if someone can spend thousands on bling then they can do the bits that are essential.
No sympathy for peeps who complain about handling because they are too tight to fix it while splashing out without questioning on seats or paint etc.
No friends in business
Looks like you were on the money, top bearing and cup looks good, bottom bearing falling apart with damage to worm and housing. A shame because the main body of the worm and other shaft look to be in good shape. Where do i go from here? Can i squeeze in before the prices go up?
I've got parts here that I can reco with what's left of your box.
This totally empties me of the parts that always fail.
I'll pm you with the address to send them.
It'll cost $550 as the rest will just be added to the useless pile
Done deal, will re-assemble and send it your way, much appreciated,
So I got your steering box today
Had some time so studied it for while.
Your box has not suffered from corrosion.
Your worm shaft bearings have lost their preload.
your lower bearing cup side has broken out and what's left of the balls have been chewing into the side of the housing, ruining the backing metal for the lower cup (means the housing is cactus)
You can see where the balls have been running on the edge of the worm radius beading area instead of where they were supposed to run.
there's also evidence that the pitman shaft has been slamming into either end of the housing (no photo)
Hard to say what caused all this.
I had a quick look through the photos of your resto. No evidence of your dormobile having a front sideways impact which is what I think could have caused the broken bearing cup and immediate loss of preload
This box may have been swapped out at some stage. There is a way to check.
When your recoed box is in check that the steering stops on the centre pin bell crank hit before the steering gets to the end of its travel if not that explains the marks in the steering box housing. If so then your box may have been swapped at some stage
So you will need another lower housing (which I have a dozen of), another worm and lower bearing cup (my last one), new seals, balls, carrier and preload adjustment.
It's going to cost you $450 (I'll pm you info), you'll get it back end of next week
I'll send info on refitting the box in the package.
Great that you have taken on the patient, Dr Rick.
Love your work!
I had a feeling it was some kind of failure rather than corrosion as the oil was very clean and as you say its more been gouged than corroded, all your efforts are hugely appreciated, good move on the refitting instructions as i'm still finding my feet with this stuff, Your service is priceless mate,
I hade a bit of an accident at 5:00am yesterday morning trying to get the bins out to the street before the garbos got there.
Crashed down the back steps in the dark. Ambulance ride to Gosford emergency department was quick, paramedics were great and there and there weren't many patients in emergency.
Knee coped a hiding for the 3rd time (last operation was told I'd be looking at a new joint, guess I'll be talking to the specialist again), dislocated the ankle, dislocated all the toes on the left foot (bare footed), lost some skin on the elbow.
Thought I broke some bones in my foot but the x-ray showed maybe not (inconclusive).
So not so mobile although got crutches today which should see me back in the work shop towards the end of next week when hopefully my clutch foot will be capable.
Means the steering box will get to Steve the week after.
Hope recovery goes well.
Take care @rstucke Hope you recover well and back on your feet as soon as possible.
all the best Wayne
I assume you “steer” with your knee, so now it’s your turn soon, for a reconditioning of your own steering box.
Geez mate, you take it easy, no rush on the box, humans are a much more important repair. Take plenty of time to ensure you're ok and have a good rest,
Bugger ..... you'll have to remember to put the bins out the night before ..... had a friend who rushed out of bed to get the bins out before the garbo arrived - he got them out but didn't make it back inside the laundry door RIP
Take care Rick! I hope for a speedy recovery for you.
5hit Rick...that’s not good.....
Hopeful for a speedy recovery for you mate...
That’s a real ordinary result from the fall. Our thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery and back to normal ASAP.
After my fall down the stairs last year I thought all would be ok, after all I only broke some ribs and some bruising, then drove to Mallacoota and back from Murray’s Beach a couple of days after the fall. Been a bit restricted in my shoulder movement since the fall. Anyway, a long story short....... I’m going in for shoulder surgery tomorrow and no driving for 3 months. My Kombi is locked away until I get approval from the Dr and Leanne of course!
We’re all falling apart ....
Heal well Craig.
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