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early chev king pin-idlerpin for beginners

Two short videos on knocking out king pins
and idler arm pivot pins.
For any of you newbies like me, that may not be to familiar with car suspensions.
I read threads and watched videos, but none that I found were on 49 to 54 chev also 49 to 57 corvette front ends.
I was going to get my buddy from clear across town
to over see my adventure. But the first day warmed up to 32 degrees. So I decided to take a whack at it and film it. I'm on my third day, not because it's hard to do.
I quit when my feet can't stand the cold, it's called old age.
Words are good, pictures are better, but I figure if you see some clod like me do it, you know you can.
I relied on the old chevy manual on line.
I thought the part about using a sharp punch was a waste of time. All it did was warp the dust cover. I drilled 1/4 inch holes and used a screw driver to pry them out. In fact when the first one cut through, the cover spun out with the drill bit.
From the whore stories I read, I had it relatively easy.
The only thing under those covers besides a spring clip is grease,
and the top of the pin.
Now days with the aftermarket front ends, this may not be needed. But it's a lot cheaper, and my front end has been going 64 years. Too bad they didn't include a grease gun in the tool kit. And I'm replacing any grease fitting I take out with new.

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