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Alfies restoration

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by VZR69, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    I would dare to say " up the price" as it's the only option but i might need one in the future. :D
     
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  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    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
     
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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    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.
    Priorities. ;)
     
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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Too generous.
    No friends in business :D
     
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  5. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    Rick,
    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?
    Mr h
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  6. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Ok
    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
     
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  7. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    Done deal, will re-assemble and send it your way, much appreciated,
    Mr h
     
  8. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    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)

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    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.


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    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.
     
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  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Great that you have taken on the patient, Dr Rick.

    Love your work! :)
     
  10. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    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,

    mr h
     
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  11. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Sh##.
    Not good.
    :(

    Hope recovery goes well.
     
  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Take care @rstucke Hope you recover well and back on your feet as soon as possible.
    all the best Wayne
     
  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Ouch Rick! :(

    I assume you “steer” with your knee, so now it’s your turn soon, for a reconditioning of your own steering box.
     
  15. mr happy

    mr happy Well-Known Member

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    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,
    Mr h
     
  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bugger :eek: ..... 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
     
  17. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Take care Rick! I hope for a speedy recovery for you.
     
  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    5hit Rick...that’s not good.....
    Hopeful for a speedy recovery for you mate...:eek:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  19. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Rick,
    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! :);):D
     
  20. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sheesh!
    We’re all falling apart ....:eek:
    Heal well Craig.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     

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