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Old 09-05-2013, 01:39 PM
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If money is no object-take the axle to any spring shop.Many dollars later you will have an axle with new kingpins +bushings.If you want to try yourself put a jack or stand under the axle so you will have a very solid base when you try to drive the pin out.Heat is your friend but no guarantee.Keep in mind that if you do get the pin out and install new bushings,they will probably need to be reamed to the proper size,although some plastic bushings might not.If you have lot's of time,take the top end cap off and build a circular dam around the pin with silicone sealer and fill it with oil.After some use the pin or pins might free up.Good luck.
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those kingpins look in pretty good shape. just heat the hell out of them and pump the grease to it, it will free up. it would be different if this was still a highway truck.

grease gun to grease nipple does not have much pressure to force the grease because it always leaks at the nipple. take the nipple out and screw in a length of pipe with a female union on the end. when heating make sure the grease gun is not attached to the female union because as you heat the old grease expands and needs a place to go. once you have the whole top part red hot then screw the grease gun in to the female union and pump the grease in to the bushing. there is be lots of smoke from the burning grease but it work. then do the bottom one and you will be good to go.

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Old 09-08-2013, 08:22 PM
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Joey, I am going to nominate you for Canadian Nigger Rigger of the year. It went perfectly.
The top of the pins were rusted so tight that a 3 ton chain comalong could not move them.

I wound it up as tight as I could and then heated. Just before the red heat the thing let out a snap and moved a few thou. I then used the grease gun idea and pumped out a lot of smoke...which coiled up and burst into flame about 4 ft in the air. I kept nursing the fire til it cooled down and then did the other side. The pins turn now with little effort from the comalong and grease comes out of both ends.
It is surprisingly easy to get grease into something without the nipple.
When heating the pin there was no old grease to come out so that explains the almost welded condition.
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Glad to hear that you got it freed up. I'm got to try and remember that trick.
Last ones I changed was on a Chevy C60 many years ago. Mushroomed the end of the pin was a b***h to get out.
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That is a neat solution.

I think KOO should add this to his sig line - Canadian Nigger Rigger
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I think KOO should add this to his sig line - Canadian Nigger Rigger

Yeah but then, Oprah won't let him be her friend.
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Maybe "Presidential Engineer" would work...
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glad it worked. since i'm almost an "A" list star in hollywood, the saying will have to be changed to "Canadian Jimmie Rigger".

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glad it worked. since i'm almost an "A" list star in hollywood, the saying will have to be changed to "Canadian Jimmie Rigger".

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Well OK, I guess....as long as you don't start joining the rest of them climbing fences to protest our oil pipeline.

If so, you better shave, we will know it's you by the beard.
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Here in my school shop I call it, "Afro Engineering". Great solution KoO!!!!!
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