Stripped 3 brake cross shaft mechanisms, and will use the best parts to rebuild one for the ute.
They all looked pretty sad prior to stripping, bushes are shot and shafts are scored and worn in the contact areas.
During manufacture, the hangers are fitted to a machined section of the shaft, then the end of the shaft is peened over to secure the hanger.
To strip the unit, one end is linished, hangers are knocked off, then everything is taken off from this end.
Three mechanisms stripped to inspect
These pictures show the wear areas in the middle of the shaft where a brace supports the shaft and is attached to the end of the gear box.
The repair process, once all parts are cleaned and de-rusted will go like the picture below taken from another 28 Chev restoration.
The end plates and center brace will be separated, the spherical soft pot metal bushes will be replaced with new brass or nylon bushes
The old pot metal bushes are very soft and usually shatter on removal
New bushes in both brass and nylon.
Bushes fitted, side plates re-assembled