Hello, Forums! First post ever as I ready for my rescue mission this weekend. A 1963
Overlander International has been stationary, waiting in the puckerbush since 1989 and I'll soon rescue her. I have temporary towing lights, transfer plates, and 4 new tires mounted on her old rims, and a friend at the ready with a powerful truck and experience towing. We are moving her a total of 3 miles.
Question 1) can anyone help me make sense of the attached photo and those stirrup shaped metal pieces? They are currently rusted in place. Are they necessary for my 3 mile rescue journey?
Question 2) Should I attempt repacking the 1963
bearings before towing the 3 miles? I will assume there is no grease in there now. It would be the first of thousands of tasks I would like to do myself, armed only with a dozen YouTube videos and healthy confidence.
Looking forward to future dialogue here,