Hello! After a bit of a hiatus that has been filled with :work, honey-do lists and building a green house, I am back at it! My drivetrain will be at a pickup location the weekend. And being that I live in the middle of nowhere it is a 3 hour drive to pick it up. But lucky for me I was going to Des Moines anyway because I good friend will be in town. 2 birds!
So Yesterday I finally hoisted the tub off of the frame. I am doing all of the work at my folks' place. So I built a big *** header in the rafters of my dad's shed (which took longer than anything else yesterday) and hooked up a chain hoist. Rigged it to the roll bars with chains and Boom!, tub in the sky. I missed two giant bolts that were hiding just in front of the gas tank. So we started to actually lift the back end off of the ground. I lowered it and found the bolts. No problems. I only missed one hose! It went from the gas cap area to the top of the rear brakes? No idea what that is. But I disconnected it and no worries.
Below are the pics. This week I finish disconnecting the harness, strip the brake system and exhaust, and then work on that drivetrain! Anybody want to buy an old AX5 and a busted 2.5? I know you do! Then grinding and painting the frame. Then lift kit. Then new drivetrain placement... How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.