Re: wahoooo!! pitman arm gives in!!!!
I almost cut my middle finger off when I was removing mine on my '55 Cj5. It came off easy enough with a puller, driven by an impact wrench (air tools are great) but when I was disconnecting the drag link my hand slipped and I whacked it against the gasket edge of my oil pan, slicing down to the bone on my left hand. (The steering box on my jeep is at the base of the column sandwiched between the frame , exhaust manifold, and oil pan of the Buick 225; I still have the good old stock Willys steering with a 17" steering wheel)
Of course, I was all greasy and oily, and the ER nurse hurt me more cleaning it out than the original cut did, even after 4 shots. She did good, though, 'cause 3 months later you can't even tell I did it. Now I always watch out for sharp edges.
1955 Willys CJ5 Buick 225 V6 160HP 270ft-lbs, T90 trans, Warn OD, PTO winch, Spicer 18 T Case, RS9000's, Dana 25F/ 44R,
5.38:1 gears, 11" brakes, Bestop Supertop, Hurculiner