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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:37 am 
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Didn't get a picture of the drop links fitted


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:09 am 
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Won't be the first or last time you will scrape the skin on your hands :biggrin:You did a good job on that .

It's a sod getting the nut off the ball joint so I used a good bit of heat on mine and managed to get it moving ,there is no real room to get a ring spanner on it but with heat and an open ended it soon moved.How did you get on with yours ? .I had to use a chisel on my daughters ball joint to get the nut off but worked surprisingly well .I tend to replace drop links as well, so that I can just cut them off .One thing I will add though is use silicone grease on the slider pins or slider pin grease .I found the copper grease hardens after a while and restricts movement of pin.


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 Post subject: Re: Lean mean towing machine
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:51 pm 
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leafy wrote:
Won't be the first or last time you will scrape the skin on your hands :biggrin:You did a good job on that .

It's a sod getting the nut off the ball joint so I used a good bit of heat on mine and managed to get it moving ,there is no real room to get a ring spanner on it but with heat and an open ended it soon moved.How did you get on with yours ? .I had to use a chisel on my daughters ball joint to get the nut off but worked surprisingly well .I tend to replace drop links as well, so that I can just cut them off .One thing I will add though is use silicone grease on the slider pins or slider pin grease .I found the copper grease hardens after a while and restricts movement of pin.


Yeah your right there! I used a hammer and chisel too come off alright my nut was that rusty it just rounded off with a spanner. Yeah the drop links will just get cut straight off as well. Ahhhh honestly I've used copper slip on them ill see how they get on. Tracking is a mile off now :roll:


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