Mechanical // Rear Axle
This was all done by Ian of Speedworks. He found that the LSD and diff were fine, but the brakes were completely shot and need replacing. So prior fitting the new axle has been shot-blasted, resprayed (black VHT rust-proof paint) and had new slave cylinders fitted. A new set of brake shoes, drums and all necessary paraphenalia were also going to be fitted. For extra giggles, one of the wheel studs had snapped, so as a precaution all five on that side where changed, and new wheel nuts sourced.
Note: unfortunately all of the pictures in this section were taken with phone cameras, so I apologise for the quality etc.
With the car on solid, level-ish ground, chock the front wheels and jack the rear of the car up to a height where you can comfortably get a pair of axle stands under the rear sub-frames. Then gently let the car down, but keep the jack under the diff for safety sake. Whip the rear wheels off, and place them under the car in front of the jack " just in case".
Then apply a mechanic to the problem:
With the brake block diconnected, and the brake lines detached from the block, the bolts holding the axle to the leaf springs can be undone. Unlike my other car, the Camaro only has one U-bolt per side, and two flat topped bolts per side.
Anyhoo, once these bolts are undone, you can put another jack under the axle and raise it off the leaf springs. With a bit of jiggling, you can get the axle out and free of the car.
And there you have it, a recon'd posi-traction fitted inside of 5 hours, and now my car can "count" to eleven.
And now for the comedy pictures.....