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7/8" allen for Kingpins....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Where the hell can I buy one? :thinking:

    I'd rather buy the actual tool than make one with a piece of 7/8 hex stock....
     
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    Mc master carr catalog, Msc, graiger, or if thier is a store like bearings and drives or a napa that sells to alot of industrial places have them in stock.
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Joe,

    Believe it or not, I think I got mine at Orchard Supply. I remember I was surprised they had it at the time... it was about $15 though!!
     
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    use a long 7/8" lugnut.it fits! unless you are gonna be rebuilding a bunch of d60's the lugnut trick works great:D
     
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    My local Ace Hardware (industrial/commercial supply one) has them in stock. They are like $20 each. Its a big mofo. It is called Six Points Ace Hardware on Grand Ave.

    Harley
     
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    it looks like its way easyer to rebuild kingpins than balljoints or am i wrong?
     
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    snapon also has a 7/8 allen socket, but you know you will have to sell your kidney and probably one maybe two lungs to afford there over priced tools.:D
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    Snap On tools are pricy, but as i have found out, this is one case that is definitely you get what you pay for.
     
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    pick up a big cheater bar as well, your going to need it
     
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    Yes, kingpins are WAY easier to rebuild than balljoints. Everything is bolt on unlike the ball joints which are pressed on. BUT it is more expensive too.:crazy:
     
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    beater, your right i can say i have to agree. i get snapon tools when it warrents a really good tool, and i can spring for it.
     

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