Finally the suspension is starting to go back in. The garage has been looking like a butchers shop with painted components hanging everywhere.

Luckily I decided to check the diff housing before I installed the diff centre. I found that the housing was bent to the extent that the rear left wheel had 5/16 toe out. The misalignment can be seen clearly in the photo above. I was surprised how easy it was to straighten, with the axles installed and the housing heated red hot at the outer edge at the point the fabricated housing is welded to the forged flange and a lever used to push the axle down in the centre, it came back to straight at our first attempt. Careful checking with straight edges held to the axle flanges on both sides confirmed our success.

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