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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 17th, 99, 8:34 PM Thread Starter
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Am doing front sys on my 69. I pulled the control arms, cut the rivets and removed the upper ball joints but I don't know how to remove the lover ball joints, Do they press off??? Any help would be great.
p.s. I did a search and the chiltons is not much help.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 18th, 99, 4:58 AM
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The lower joints are pressed in. Find someone with a press and have them removed. If you are brave, a hammer and drift will remove them. Be careful not to damage the a-arms!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 18th, 99, 5:36 AM
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Hodge is right. You can do it yourself, but becareful. You really need a press. Several years ago I bought one of those cheapie 20ton presses for about $200. Never knew how many things a press is good for. Excellent investment.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 18th, 99, 12:11 PM
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My experience is that some fit VERY tight and must be pressed, while some are not as tight and can be "hammered" out.
I bought a $99 - 12 ton press and also find it extremely useful!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 18th, 99, 7:29 PM
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Most tool rental shop's will have a ball joint press that allow's you to remove and install pressed in ball joint's.
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