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06-24-2011 09:50 PM
sbchevfreak On a steel shaft, easiest way is a large bench vise, and a 3 lb hammer. On the rear joint, remove the 2 loose caps, and place the cross across the jkaws of the vise. Then srike the yoke just ahead of where it is welded to the tube hard, several times. The "top" cap will be pushed up and out of the yoke. Flip it over so the other captured cap is now on "top", and repeat procedure.

To install, use the vise jaws like a manual press to squeeze the caps in one at a time. I like to put a small swipe of grease on the needles so they don't fall out so easy.
06-24-2011 11:19 AM
NvrGrwUp Ball joint service tool. Basically an overgrown c-clamp with a hole in the end for the cap to come out of. You can pick the up at NH, Harbor fright, ext. for cheep and makes the job a cinch.
06-24-2011 10:32 AM
T-bucket23
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Originally Posted by impalaman63
Locks removed. 48 year old U Joint.
Can you post a picture of the shaft and your removal setup
06-24-2011 10:31 AM
T-bucket23 Sit in on a strong bench or the floor, Put a large socket under the joint and hit the top with a socked and a 3 LB hammer. It is helpful if you have a helper that can hold the shaft from moving around on you.
If you cant get them to go, bring them some where that has a press. I have never had to press them out, I have used a press but it was just for convenience.
06-24-2011 10:05 AM
impalaman63 Locks removed. 48 year old U Joint.
06-24-2011 09:59 AM
T-bucket23
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Originally Posted by impalaman63
Also soaked it in ATF fluid over night. I tried C clap and heat no luck.
C Clamp probably wont have enough leverage. Did you remove the locks, some are obvious and some are not.
06-24-2011 09:03 AM
unix
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Originally Posted by impalaman63
Also soaked it in ATF fluid over night. I tried C clap and heat no luck.
I think I would try some penetrating oil, ATF is not good for that. No heat, I agree checking for clips good idea. When I say C clamp I mean one 8 inches and heavy.
06-24-2011 08:44 AM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by impalaman63
Also soaked it in ATF fluid over night. I tried C clap and heat no luck.

Don't use heat.. And make sure there is no clip's holding it in..
06-24-2011 08:43 AM
NEW INTERIORS If you take the big socket and turn it upside down on the floor, And take the little socket in hit it with a big hammer.. I think it would be a little easier.. And a little more safer..
06-24-2011 08:42 AM
impalaman63 Also soaked it in ATF fluid over night. I tried C clap and heat no luck.
06-24-2011 08:39 AM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by impalaman63

I think this would work much better and cheaper.
What do you think?

That will Work, But be very careful,,, That is a lot that could fly... T-bucket23 explain's the best way to do it.. But your way would work,, Just be careful..
06-24-2011 08:34 AM
unix if you are looking for cheep, down and dirty simple. Just get a large C clamp that will work just fine, btw use the socket.
06-24-2011 08:12 AM
impalaman63
I think this would work much better and cheaper.
What do you think?
06-24-2011 06:49 AM
delawarebill
how to use it ????

thats a good ???... the feet don't look like there is mounting holes to keep it on the bench.. if u have a vise at home and of a good size u can use that just as well. small socket at one end to push through and larger socket on the other to allow the other bearing to fall into it... if u have a garage to work on the car and don't have a nice sized vise u need to get one then u'll always have other uses for it...
06-24-2011 06:49 AM
1ownerT It would be interesting to see how it works.
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