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Is it ok to use Emory cloth on a king pin???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudbug1979, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Mudbug1979

    Mudbug1979 1/2 ton status

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    King pins got a little lite rust on it. Probably ought to change it out to be on the safe side. Do it once ya know, but I had to ask. Also, Where can I get a 7/8" Allen key or hex stock around Charlotte, NC.? Help is always appreciated greatly.
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    The general consent is that unless your kingpins are totally f'ed don't touch em. Throw it together and call it good (emery cloth would be fine to remove a little surface rust).
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I got a 7/8" allen at Orchard Supply for $15 when I did my king pins. They were fuuuuucked up and had to be replaced-

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    New one-

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    If you can't find one locally, I'll send you mine to use if you send it back. :)
     
  4. K5er4Life

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    I used a 3/4 drive breaker bar with a long pipe and a 7/8"s impact socket. To connect the socket and king pin I had a few tall lugs nuts that are 7/8" I put them in and broke it free. I did snap a few sockets during the removal and installation but it went well and I got it done without having to source a allen that huge.
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I tried using a lugnut too...I twisted 2 of them in half. Lug nuts aren't very strong. The steel in them isn't all that great.
     
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    Yeah, I had a dozen of them laying around. I did snap about 4 or so during the whole process but I did do it. I had a loooooong ass pipe going over my breaker bar too, it took 2 of us to get it done. Building that 60 was jsut a fun process altogether, anyone want to give me a 60 so I can build another?:D
     
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