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Front Shackle Pin Removal
#444434 Fri Aug 22 2008 04:38 AM
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I added a '54 2-ton to my fleet last year and pickup up a 55.1 2-ton to use for parts earlier this summer. I've been taking the parts truck down to the frame to do a general clean-up, new brake-lines etc. One of the front spring hangers had shackle pin stuck in it that wouldn't move. I also couldn't pull or drive the bushing out with the usual puller/hammer/heat or any combination of them.

It was about then that I remembered I had this ancient and huge puller setup I'd bought at a garage sale 20+ years ago.

Here's a link to a short series of pictures of the operation:

Hardcore Pin Removal

That's an 18-inch Crescent wrench on the ground in one of the pictures and it took all of it before the pin started to move.

You might be able to find a rental outfit that has a puller setup similar to the one I used. It sure worked when nothing else would.

Last edited by OlBlue; Fri Aug 22 2008 04:39 AM.

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Re: Front Shackle Pin Removal
OlBlue #444440 Fri Aug 22 2008 05:03 AM
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I picked up a Snap-on Kingpin remover at a garage sale a few years back for $20. I just recently go to use it and with a 6' piece of 1" pipe and a 3/4" drive socket I barely broke a sweat!

It looks very similar to your tool and has a bunch of different sized pins for pushing, and interchangeable bushings for everything from light duty to heavy duty applicatons.

Glad you got it out! With a little time and some ingenuity you could probably make something similar that would do the job. cool

Jeff


Hey guys, hows the weather? grin

Lifes to short to worry about how short life is.

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Re: Front Shackle Pin Removal
rustednuts #444503 Fri Aug 22 2008 12:45 PM
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Hey Jeff could you add a picture of that Snap-On Kingpin Remover to your album, I'd really like to see what it looks like.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: Front Shackle Pin Removal
Denny Graham #444693 Fri Aug 22 2008 08:39 PM
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Denny I dont have our camera right now, but when I get it back Ill let you know and provide some pics.

Jeff


Hey guys, hows the weather? grin

Lifes to short to worry about how short life is.

1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 w/303 and hydramatic
My 1953 Chevrolet
1947.1 GMC Art Deco COE / 1947.1 Gallery
1972 C-10 1/2 Ton & 1972 C-30 1 Ton
Re: Front Shackle Pin Removal
rustednuts #444717 Fri Aug 22 2008 10:07 PM
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yep i have a set up like that works good,some time's use a otc ball joint press ,you can put the screw's to it with a impact !

Re:Hey Denny Graham!
old dog #447698 Mon Sep 01 2008 02:13 AM
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Denny heres the pictures you requested.

Complete tool in the box.

Tool and pusher pins.

Closeup of the instructions.

There are three different ends depending on the size of the kingpins. Two rounded nuts hold the end piece on. The general purpose one is attached as shown. When doing kinpin removal on a car with smaller pins, there is a bushing that sits inside the end piece. The pins are all different shapes, sizes and lengths. They fit inside the threaded rod which presses the kingpin out as you torque her down.

Jeff


Hey guys, hows the weather? grin

Lifes to short to worry about how short life is.

1951 Oldsmobile Super 88 w/303 and hydramatic
My 1953 Chevrolet
1947.1 GMC Art Deco COE / 1947.1 Gallery
1972 C-10 1/2 Ton & 1972 C-30 1 Ton
Re:Hey Denny Graham!
rustednuts #447818 Mon Sep 01 2008 01:03 PM
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Thanks Jeff, I copied those pics to my tools folder. I tied to copy the Webshots pics that Olblue posted but it says that ďThis photo may only be saved by friendsĒ and how one becomes a friend in webshots I have no idea, they have destroyed the site since it was taken over last year. Iím getting out of it as soon as I can.
Thanks again,
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re:Hey Denny Graham!
Denny Graham #447856 Mon Sep 01 2008 02:58 PM
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not to sidetrack the thread, but I've concluded you're right Denny, webshots will be losing my traffic too .... but now ya see about my problem with getting the friends message on your pics

Bill


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Re:Hey Denny Graham!
Denny Graham #447869 Mon Sep 01 2008 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Denny Graham
they have destroyed the site since it was taken over last year. Iím getting out of it as soon as I can.
Thanks again,
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL


I recommend photobucket. It's free and easy to use. You can also do slide shows and make clickable images that use very little bandwidth like the following.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/Avette4me/My%2058/th_Karaandthe58.jpg[/IMG]


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