I\'m a DUMBASS!! I've been working on ideas to get the 3" wide ford 57" springs to work on my K5 when I swap in the 1-ton rear. So I went to the yard and looked at the truck I pulled them from. The hangars for the rear springs are very similar in design to our chevy hangars, just different dimensions. So I go back on a Saturday with a couple of grinders and a drill to get them off the ford. Anyway, once I am at the Junkyard, and I run my cord and get ready to start grinding, I realize I have no eye protection, whatsoever! "Mutha Fukkah!!!" I said. This truck is stacked on top of a van, so I would be grinding overhead, and I ain't doing that without eye protection. So I decide to try and drill out the rivets. No luck starting the drill as the rivets are rounded on top. Aha, I grab the grinder and grind a flat on the top of a rivit, with my eyes squeezed shut, of course. Wow, I'm thinking. It took about 30 seconds to grind a decent size flat in one rivit. I look at the other 23 rivits I'd have to grind and decide that,even if I had eyewear, it would take me a whole day to gring all these friggin rivits off. So I decide to see how the drill works out. Well, I grab a nice sharp 1/4" bit and proceed to drill. As I mentioned this truck is up high, I'm trying to drill about a foot over my head. I have no leverage whatsoever. Drilling for about a minute yielded me minimal results in the form of metal removal, so I decide that to drill them would take even longer than grinding them, and there's other crap I have to take care of at home. So I decide that before I spend any more time on this, I'll pull the part numbers of the hangars and go to a dealershil and see what they charge for them. So I wrote down the numbers and went on home. So I go to the dealer on Tuesday and ask the guy for prices on the parts. They are $38 EACH!!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif Well, I thought that was pricey, but I recently got my tax return, so I said "Give me two of each, front and rear hangars." The dude tells me that they are a special order item and If I get them, there are no returns, period. He asks me if I'm sure I want them. I think about it and say OK, I'll take em. So I go to the front and pay, and the deal is sealed. (I picked up some f-250 shock towers BTW, still availabe, ~$11 each.) So, now that there is no turning back, $160 later, I wonder if maybe I should have just gone and spent a day at the yard. "No sense in thinking 'bout that now." I tell myself. Friday I go and pick up my goodies. Oooooh! All shiney, black and new! The guy throws 'em in a box, and I'm off. When I get home and start looking at them, I take the rear hangar and start figgerin' on where to cut so I can do a shackle flip. Then I realize that I should have bought FOUR of the front hangars only! DUMBASS! DUMBASS! DUMBASS! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Now I am kicking myself in the ass! I might just go back to the junkyard and get those front hangars. But I sure as hell dont want to. So now I will just stew in mild misery and contemplate how to get that friggin' pinion out of the D70.