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Whatever you're doing,it's more fun than this

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by destinbeachman, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. destinbeachman

    destinbeachman 1/2 ton status

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    For those of you out there that have already done this,you'll know why I'm calling it beer-thirty.Took me all evening to get from photo #1 to photo #2.I hope someone is feeling my pain-I should've been warned:doah:

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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Haha, that's nothing...wait until you try to get the kingpin out...:p:
     
  3. destinbeachman

    destinbeachman 1/2 ton status

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    Gonna be even more fun,I'm sure.I'm trying to figure out a good way to keep this thing from moving around while I yank on it.These kingpins are in great shape though.A very well-maintained Air-Force CUCV.If they give me too much trouble I'll leave them in there.And BTW,how come we never hear about the dreaded DW in any of the donor vehicles these axles come out of?I'm sure the military didn't let them be driven around like that.:confused:
     
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    they never go over 20mph on base lol
     
  5. Greg72

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

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    I was sanding lead-based paint all night..... you lose! :)

    Kingpins are fun. Get the correct LARGE allen key and a long breaker bar.

    Put the whole assembly on the floor and have a friend stand on it (or something)
     
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    The way I have got the kingpins off was the correct 7/8" allen key and a 10 pound sledge, 2-3 swings and mine where lose.
     
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    Yeah, when I did my kingpins, I had a friend sit on the axle (on jackstands), then I put in my 7/8" allen key, slipped about a 6' bar (part of the rollcage) over it, and I hung and bounced on it until it gave.
     
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    That king pin looks fine. I wouldnt even mess with it.
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    They didnt have bigger than stock tires.
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would consider that fun, at least you have a 60 to play with. Im still stuck with a d44.:(
     
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    lol

    fun times


    I remember welding a handle on mine and cranking away..

    "didn't work that good though":haha:
     
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    So far I haven't had to heat anything up or break out the BFH.Kingpin cap bolts came loose with a wrench and a few taps with a 2 pounder.Right now I'm trying to find a 7/8" allen wrench.
     
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    I got my allen key from Grainger. It was around $20 IIRC. McMaster-Carr has them too I believe. If you just need to borrow one, PM me.
     
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    Those look fine...I don't understand why anyone would even consider replacing them

    :confused:
     
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    I was joking, taking off a knuckle isn't that much work compared to the frustration of trying to get a stubborn kingpin out.
     
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    Those look fine...I don't understand why anyone would even consider replacing them

    I agree.The rebuild kits from ORD/Yukon/whoever came with new ones so if I can get them out without too much trouble I figure I might as well install 'em.In for a penny,so to speak.If they turn out to be a biotch I'll leave 'em in.They show absolutely zero wear.The grease looked good-it was still smooth and creamy.
    I'd like to use all the parts I paid for,y'know?Anyway,long story short,I can't wait to be able to put the big rollers on and the locker in the front and new 1350 shafts and not worry about breaking any more.Dig?-Allen
     
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    Thanks for the offer,Randy.I appreciate it very much,but I got it now.-Allen
     
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    I just did this job last weekend. The upper kingpins came off pretty easily with a little heat and 2 people on the highlift jack handle that I slipped on the allen key.

    A couple of tips: freeze the lower bearing race, it will install much easier. I had a harder time with that than anything else. Also, I froze the new upper kingpins to give them a higher torque for install (once they warmed up).
     
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    This lug nut and my 3/4" drive breaker bar and socket with a 6 ft pipe made it pretty easy. No $20 special tools for me.

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    A CHROME lugnut too...!!!! Blingy! :saweet:
     

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