Firstly I had to clear some blocks left over from some building work I’ve been doing last year, and so used them to securely “block” up the the old chassis.
I decided that the brake pipes would have to be done, as it was silly not to replace these whilst the suspension was off the car, so I’ve bitten the bullet and so far have replaced the back section. To those of you who’ve done this, you’ll know it’s a long task and very fiddly. The main suspension has also been removed. This took ages also… The back tubes came off quite easily, but the rearmost nuts at the front end were terrible, but I worked out in the end it was not the nuts, but that the spring rams seize to the tube so what you need to do is use a lot of force with a bolster and hammer to free the nut from the rubber donut where they meet. The ever helpful Ken Hanner provided photo disc was used as reference here. I’ve tided up the spring tubes, now ready for painting….shall I do these Black or Silver?