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Today 01:34 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
What I really like about using the epoxy primer only, is "when" (not if) I screw up and have to cut or weld something in its super ez to just spot spray it in anywhere theres a redo...
Thinking of cleaning the frame on my '98 Silverado Florida truck and painting it. That epoxy looks great. It's rust free and I'd like to keep it that way.
Today 01:30 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Upper ball joint is easy, let the upper arm sit on the stop, remove cotter pin, spin the nut down to the bottom of the threads but leave it ON. Set the jack 1/2" below the lower arm and smack the upper spindle until the spring pressure pulls the taper loose. Jack the assembly up an inch and remove the nut...
You missunderstand. I'm talking about getting the ball joint out of the control arm. Not my first rodeo. Started doing mechanic work at 14. Previously certified State of Michigan master mechanic.
Today 01:27 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Never had to prop one up to get it loose. Normally I back off the nut about 1/4", and then let the coil spring pressure work to pop it loose when I hit it with a hammer.
You missunderstand. I'm talking about getting the ball joint out of the control arm.
Today 01:27 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
That looks pretty good, the other factor is time.
I don't want this to turn into a big project, I need to keep moving forward with this one.
What I really like about using the epoxy primer only, is "when" (not if) I screw up and have to cut or weld something in its super ez to just spot spray it in anywhere theres a redo...
Today 01:07 PM
Project89 picke dup my new toy
86 honda 2 cyl xr250r
just gone threw with e carbs redone new drive sprocket and chain , and some other stuff
im already doing osme upgrades on it , swaping out the stock front forks for some of a cr125 and im swaping the rear swingarm to an 87 model witht he 18inch rear wheel instead of the 17incher on the 86.
building a new header with an fmf slipon muffler.
im also going to remove all the street equip as i have no plans to register it as an onroad bike

stock it makes like 34hp and 24ftlbs with the header/ported head and a rejet im hoping to get it to 40+hp , might even end up witht he turbo i had planned to put on the dr200 on this bike

Today 12:29 PM
matts37chev This one goes out to all you east coasters. ....
Yes, I am getting ready to paint outside.

Today 09:46 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
The last one I replaced on my K-10 , I had my wife hold the control arm up with a prybar while I smacked the knuckle with a sledgehammer. Good help is hard to find, and a real blessing when you marry it.
Never had to prop one up to get it loose. Normally I back off the nut about 1/4", and then let the coil spring pressure work to pop it loose when I hit it with a hammer.
Today 07:30 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Hey Matt. you can clean them up and epoxy them with black epoxy...no paint. Heres what SPI black epoxy looks like unpainted.
That looks pretty good, the other factor is time.
I don't want this to turn into a big project, I need to keep moving forward with this one.
Today 06:53 AM
deadbodyman Speaking of ball joints I just ordered 4 of them for my Nissan shop truck along with control arm bushings.....The other day I brought the truck to my alignment guy and found the bolts holding the left upper control arm were backed out about half way ,that explains why I could feel movement when I hit the brakes ,it also pulled left which was strange because I just replaced the pads and rotors. good thing I went in when I did ....
Today 06:21 AM
deadbodyman I spent my day bending metal for the 69 body drop ,no welding yet but soon ,maybe today.
Today 06:14 AM
deadbodyman Hey Matt. you can clean them up and epoxy them with black epoxy...no paint. Heres what SPI black epoxy looks like unpainted.
Yesterday 10:18 PM
tech69 blocking and more blocking :roll eyes:

I can't wait to get my next project started.
Yesterday 09:57 PM
mud.man.rj Haha, I worked all night checking over my daughters Buick Century, oh ya, no hotrod there but very dependable.
Yesterday 09:20 PM
MARTINSR What did I work on today? A Hyundia Sonata.......nuff said.


Brian
Yesterday 08:47 PM
matts37chev today i got both sides torn apart, ball-joints out, and a-arms cleaned up.
now i need to decide if i want to have the a-arms powder coated or just hit them with a rattle can.
i am thinking rattle can, because i have a lot more money to spend on this thing before its race ready for the wife
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