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Lift block pins

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 74Chev, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. 74Chev

    74Chev 1/2 ton status

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    Does anybody know where to source the small pins that go into the bottom of the lift block and into the axle pad. The ($*&(# auto parts store guys around here say they have never hear of such a thing. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif I am trying to get the 1 ton stuff out of my 74 pickup and under the Jimmy and this is holding me up.

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  2. js4x4

    js4x4 1/2 ton status

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    call me crazy, but i thought those were integrated into the block...if not, check out thier lift blocks(the part store downt the street from me seems em for like $20) /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  3. 74Chev

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    I think that some are, but I know that when I put these in 10+ years ago the pins were separate and now one stuck down in my 14 bolt. I need to get a new pin so I can get the 12 bolt under the pickup to sell it.
     
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    I bet if you heat it with a torch it will come out. Even a propane torch is your friend here. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I've used .50" long, 3/8 coarse thread allen head bolts for that exact purpose
     
  6. 74Chev

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    I would do that but my darn torch is about 100 miles away from me right now. I thought that someone might know of a parts store that might carry these stupid things. I can't believe that this is holding me up. I really hate to do a ghetto job on the truck I am selling to a friend.
     
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    Why not just get leaf spring center pins? You can get them in varing lengths.
     
  8. 74Chev

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    That will not work becasue they will not fit into the lift block. Those leaf spring pins are threaded rod with a larger head/pin.
     
  9. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Go to your local hardware store and buy drill rod of the proper size or a little larger and machine to fit. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  10. diesel4me

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    Try a machine shop--I bought a chest of drawers from one that was cleaning out the shop at a sort of yard sale they had when relocating,and they were choch full of nuts,bolts,cotter pins,pipe fittings,air hose and hrdraulic hose fittings,ball and thrust bearings,and a whole drawer full of solid dowel pins,probably just what you need--and I have never needed yet so far--too bad your on the other side of the U.S.A.-.
    Maybe you could rob the dowel pins out of a junk block ,there are two on every chevy motor in the bellhousing--not sure,but they might be 7/16" though,maybe too big for what you want them for.But I bet a machine shop has lots of those pins,they use them in jigs to set up milling machines and other machine work. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  11. Blue85

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    I think they are 9/16", but I'm not sure. I made some once out of some bolts. I used grade 8 ones and cut out the section that is not threaded.

    You might be able to get the old one out, though.
     
  12. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I lost the center pins on my blocks, and used a small 1/4" socket that fit the size of the hole. Use a deep socket and cut it to length if need be. I ran that for years. Still on the truck actually...I need to do a shackle flip or somethin to ditch the things... /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     

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