Lower from Shock stud 1940 Ford Coupe
Help! I'm not smart enough to figure this out. I am trying to replace the front TUBE STYLE shocks on my solid axle 40 Ford Coupe. It has "Allstate Supramatic tube shocks #8158 3LD". Since it has MADE IN AMERICA on the shock....I think these are elderly....Got the top bolt nut off as well as the lower. Tried to push the bolt (stud) through the casting but it was a NO GO. The lower stud has a flat round surface that holds the shock from the inside which bolts to a cast piece mount on top of the spindle.What I have from the outside in is: is a threaded stud...then the cast piece...then the shock....then the round flange.(nothing to grab on to) I didn't want to pound on it VERY Much........Any advice?