Jan 2nd, 04, 04:35 PM
What would be the best method to remove the upper & lower ball joints from the Spindle?
I'm trying not to tear the rubber boots. :confused:
I know it's easy when they're still on the car but this is how I got them.
My pickle fork is hit & miss as far as not ripping the boots. graemlins/beers.gif
Jan 2nd, 04, 05:17 PM
There's a neat tool you can make yourself.Look at page 20 of the March 2004 issue of Super Chevy.The "Spindle Extracticator" can be made from simple parts found at the hardware store.
If you cant get you hands on the magazine e-mail me and I could scan the atricle and e-mail it to ya'.
Jan 2nd, 04, 07:34 PM
Tom that would be awesome. It's snowing like crazy here right now & if you could email me the article I would appreciate it. smile.gif
Jan 3rd, 04, 02:03 AM
David made his own and is in his web page, under interesting projects . http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/David_Pozzi/bjspreader.JPG
Jan 3rd, 04, 09:38 AM
If you have two correct length bolts and a "coupler nut", you don't need to weld on the piece of rod like I did in the photo.
I machined a dish in each end to keep the tool from slipping off the ends of the balljoint studs.
Jan 3rd, 04, 05:40 PM
Well the shortest 5/8" bolt I could find at Homer Depoes place were 2" long.
Just my luck 2" is too long :rolleyes:
But thanks for the info, I like the KISS principle.
(Keep It Simple Stupid) graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Jan 4th, 04, 04:19 AM
Well shucks I say in my best "country-boy"!!
Why don't you just chew on it with a hacksaw until its the length you want??