You will need
  • Sets of wrenches of different types and sizes, the channel selected length and size, welding machine, angle fitting, skills and access to work with welding, an additional "root" leaves of springs, jacks or other lifting devices, chock, belay the "goats."
The work consists of two main stages: the gain of the base frame and the cargo platform, installing additional spring leaves. Start with a building frame with the use of appropriate channel size and long. The channel will Waite in the inner part of the supporting frame or screw the bolts through existing frame holes. Instead of a channel can weld along the frame - with the inside or outside of the band of sheet metal. Increase lateral stiffness, with corners or fittings, pulling the opposite longitudinal part of the frame. Then you can move on to the second stage.
For installing additional spring leaves detach from the gearbox drive axle driveshaft, causing the chisel marks to ensure alignment for future Assembly. Remove step-ladders of springs and raise the car sufficiently to free springs high. After selecting and installing additional spring leaves, do operations of this step in reverse order: step ladders fasten the axle to the frame, and then fasten the driveshaft to the gearbox, aligning left when disassembling the label. Then do the operation of adding leaves and to strengthen the front springs.
After completion of the work check and, if necessary, adjust the toe-in of front wheels. In subsequent operation of the modernized "Gazelle" pay attention to increased wear of the brake pads, wheel bearings and hubs. Follow and nodes that you have made changes - it is likely that you will need to repeat from time to time the tightening of loose connections.