If Fred’s suggestion doesn’t work for you, or you don’t have the tools, try this. On the rear spring shackles there should be a hole tucked up on the inside of the frame. This will allow you better access to the inside of the lock pin than you realize. It’s a good thing those one tons sit higher up than the little fellas! Remove the lock nut on the pin and then use a drift punch and a hammer to hammer them out from the inside of the frame. As you hammer deeper, the hole will hold the punch too! It worked beautifully for my one ton.
I always think about the hours spent fighting rust, crud, old repairs, etc, in order to get pieces refurbished or replaced. 95% of your time is spent “in the trenches” figthing that stuff, but once you’re out (and everything’s is new or as good as), you get that 5% “holiday at the beach” as all the pieces go together smoothly, cleanly, and very easily. “It took me how long?! And now I only get to play with nice stuff for 10 minutes?! Aaargh!”- that’s truck building!
Oh boy,,,here come the trenches again.
Last edited by Fox; Thu Aug 01 2019 03:35 AM.