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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 09:13 PM
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got the whole front end apart

i got everything off the axels,shocks disconected,springs out,tierodends out,i want to replace the radus arm bushings,is there a better way to change the bushing other then taking the radus arm off the axle arm assembly thats really tuff,if any body knows a easyer way please let me know,thank, victor
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Re: got the whole front end apart

remove raduis arm bracket but make sure you loosen the raduis arm nut before you take bracket off
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Re: got the whole front end apart

That's the advice the boys gave me and it worked great

Biggest problem was my brackets were riveted on, not bolted on, so I had to grind off the rivets and replace them with bolts.

I used every grinder I owned and the best rivet eater was the die grinder with a course sanding drum on. It bit through the fastest and got into the hard to get spots the best. Once the heads are ground off, just use a punch and drift the rest out.

Once you've got the brackets off(remember to loosen the end radius arm nuts first) you can slip off the old stockers and put on those polyurethane units no troubles, then bolt it all back together. Nuthin' else needs to come apart.

This forum has saved me a pile of trouble and time, thanks guys

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Re: got the whole front end apart

There's is the best advice and you will be happy to have it done if you ever decide to lift your truck as well. You can however fight with the thing and Kick and pull the TTB forward untill it comes out replace the bushings and then do the same thing to get it back in place. I don't imagine this is too good for the TTB bushing but it's what I used to do mine about a year or more ago. I think rubber bushings provide more droop and is why I chose that route. Polly is better for longevity though.
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Re: got the whole front end apart

Are you not going to R&R the axle pivot bushings?
If you are, you can remove each "TTB half", so to speak,
(each of the axle housings with it's corresponding rad arm can be pulled of as an assembly),
and negate the need to grind any rivets.
It'll look like this, well, the driver's side at least.

Hmmm. Here's a good write-up as well.
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