Now the engine and gearbox are out, the next step it to remove the axles and springs. For the springs it’s a one way ticket to the recycling centre but for the axles, this is the start of a rebuild. More on that later.
Below: In my infinite wisdom, I thought the best approach for removing the rear axle was to buzz off the U bolts and remove the axle with the springs in-situ. But… there isn’t enough room between the underside of the chassis rail and the top of the spring to pass the brake drums through. What followed was another demonstration of the versatility of the farm jack to open up the gap so I could drag the axle free.