I have recently acquired a G plate short wheelbase fourtrack with manual free wheeling hubs for a bit of fun.
The problem i have is this:
Last night whilst out tackling a wee bit of muddy terrain i had the 4trac in 4L with the hubs engaged, there was a pop and the front wheels stopped driving.
after recovering the vehicle to my garage and doing all the checks to determine what went wrong i have found thet it is the o/s free wheeling hub. The selector on that side was always a little stiff and now the selector turns (still stiffly) through 360 degrees.
my question is, can i remove the gubbins from the inside of the free wheel and simply weld it up?
im not bothered about the increaced fuel consumption or any tyre wear, i am more conserned about mechanical reasons.
if this is possable, how do i go about it and which parts do i weld.