Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning
Hadn't seen this thread before. Good writeup Tom. Wish I'd known about the tuning fork for air hammers, and air hammering the bushings out but I know now. I intend to do this job to my drag car, so it should be a piece of cake with one under my belt and the air hammer knowledge.
I just installed their polygraphite superkit on my 64 sleeper a couple weeks ago(before I saw this thead). It wasn't bad, I own a press and I bought a front end service set to get the tie rods out of the centerlink. I've never done any front end work before, always hired that crap done. If I can do it anyone can. However I had pulled my front clip(never had done that either) because I was on a goober cleaning mission so that made my front end job a lot easier probly.
I didn't have any trouble with the springs. What's trouble is getting rivets out of upper bj's but I finally got the hang of that. Grind a flat spot, drill a hole half the way down, grind the head off and hit it with a punch in the hole you drilled. Use the same drill to drill the rubber out of your old bushings so all you have to extract is the shell. I pressed mine out, talk about a wrestlin match.
Now to teach myself how to do a home alignment. Thinking about ebaying an old alignment setup. Also thinking these upper control arms aren't going to be fun to work with setting caster and camber. Found some good videos on ehow.com that succeeded in beating the concepts into my head and I think I can align it fine, just need the engine in and some measurememnt tooling. Need different front springs, thinking trick springs. Had an old set of 3 way shocks I stuck in it to replace the 64 originals.