Its really nice to start to use some of the new items i've collecting over the past year. The diff assembly was checked and refitted, new seals and bronze bushings were fitted to the axle casing. The bendix drive shafts were in good condition, cleaned and reffited. The steering pivot pin was replaced as there were no treads on the old one, i thought this would be an impossible task to replace because someone had obviously bodged it up rather than replace it. The steering arm had a homemade plastic bush rather than the proper bearings.
After a liberal soaking with car restorers best friend (wd40, other products are available) a couple of taps with a hammer and punch and it came straight out.The swivel housings were refitted and shimmed up to have a 5lb pull and felt just about right, the new bearings will im sure settle. I've gone for the original felt seals in the swivel housings instead of using the aftermarket modern rubber seals available, i may or may not regret this we will see!