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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by thatK30guy, Apr 23, 2001.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I changed a stock steering arm tonight to install a raised steering arm. I did not use any WD-40, or any penetrating sprays. The arm and axle were off a 79 3/4 ton and I just took the nuts off and used a BFH [​IMG] and gave it three good, hard hits. The arm and cones broke loose and then used Channel Locks to get the cones out. Then installed the new raised arm and torqued it down to specs. Total time: 15 minutes. Now is this a record or what? The stock steering arm has never been messed with because the axle came off a farm truck.
     
  2. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> That's the same amount of time it took me to get mine off of a 79 Chevy pickup I used to own .......... It sounds like we both got lucky as hell after hearing eveybody elses horror stories !

    L8r,
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  3. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    Had the same experince (sp) on my old truck took like 5 hits with a good size hammer and cones came loose so i pulled them off and off came the arm was like 15 -20 min job but i figured i got lucky after readying all the post on here about it

    AJ
    (Your right i dont understand the jeep thing)
     
  4. Daveytree

    Daveytree Registered Member

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    That's pretty quick. I think it falls in the pretty lucky catagory too.[​IMG]

    [​IMG]If you don't like my driving, <font color=red> get back on the road.</font color=red> [​IMG]
     
  5. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Pretty lucky. But you had one advantage. It was off of the truck. You can get a better angle on it with the BFH. Sorry but I am trying to make myself feel better for taking so long on mine.

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  6. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    mine was in the truck i also live on a farm so we use BFH a lot and run into things like that often

    AJ
    (Your right i dont understand the jeep thing)
     
  7. Wheels

    Wheels 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe it just that the 79's were designed to come off easier....naw, just lucky. Mine (also a 79) popped of with the first hit (5 lb dead blow hammer, had RBMFH standing by) used a small screw driver to wedge the cones open and new arm on and done in about 15 mins.
     
  8. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I have had a few go like that, and then a few stubborn ones that just dont want to seperate from the knuckle.

    Mike - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>[​IMG]
     
  9. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i would say you all are lucky lol[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  10. BLzr4x4ngkid

    BLzr4x4ngkid 1/2 ton status

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    You guys are pathetic. hahaha jk It took me a total of 15 minutes to put a drop drag link AND a steering arm on. Actually, I'm not sure exactly how long it took, it was pretty close, but I can say I drank probably 4 beers by the time it was done. hahahaha

    "Don't hit me with them negative waves so early in the morning." Odd Ball--Kelly's Hereos
     
  11. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    *rolling eyes* Big deal! I clocked 14.99 minutes. Just kidding! When ya gonna do mine? Hee hee!

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