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Tbird1044 07-23-2016 03:35 PM

Randy:
Just a side note. A good thing to do, when removing a ball joint, is to back off the nut a few turns, but leave it attached to the joint. That way, when the taper breaks loose, the lower control arm is still attached. Then you can use the jack to lift the arm and remove the nut completely.
Just a suggestion.
Nyles

Randy 07-23-2016 07:34 PM

I haven't done anything new, its been over 100 last few days, but
I have stupid video of Me and Hazard working teaching you how NOT to do things. in the end it was kinda easier , :p
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.........................https://youtu.be/WdLLxXYUSAk................https://youtu.be/i_NcZJDjoqs..
.........https://youtu.be/ACw0Dh_1qdg. is not about cars

Randy 07-31-2016 12:14 AM

Visit with Nyles 1044
 
He only lives 84 miles away, 2hrs.
But is on my way to LAX, now that swell.!
I haven't had time to work on my project . or it was to hot
But I met another Square !
...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcnRXXnmmPA

simplyconnected 07-31-2016 04:45 AM

Great video of Nyles! I left a comment on your YouTube post. - Dave

del 11-04-2016 10:22 PM

Where's Randy?
 
Anybody heard from Randy?

YellowRose 11-05-2016 12:21 AM

Randy's update
 
According to the System, his last post was back in July, but he was logged onto the Forum TODAY, around 9pm or so... I think Dave has his phone number and I asked him, by phone, if he could give him a call to see how he is doing.

Randy 11-05-2016 01:08 AM

Here I am
 
[IMG]20161022_113543 by Randy harsha, on Flickr[/IMG]just a bunch of family stuff, taken peeps to Doc. nee replacement.
father in law, lovely Bride doing most of the help over there every day. we helping a friend/client its been 8mo. he walking now with help, for the longest time barely get up. some Cancer attack his spine,there going to try harder durgs, to see, I walk with 2 time a week and hang with. he a big guy, doing better. then I was in the Blues and got all moop pee and a hole bunch stuff ........
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I did do a little, got splash gards off, cleaning on them, aarm off
and painted clean on wheel well and put bushings in, cut rubber
splash gard [IMG]20161022_123346 by Randy harsha, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]20161022_124017 by Randy harsha, on Flickr[/IMG]
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del 11-05-2016 09:28 AM

Yes sometimes life gets in the way ...
 
Happy to see you back! Hope everyone is on the mend.
I was following your posts and videos with mucho interest because I'm facing a similar project in the spring time. Upper control arm bushing on pass side is shot, so along with those bushings I will be replacing the (original) upper ball joints and convert to front disc brakes. I'll be seeking out those MOOG K8212 ball joints based on your experience and the advice that followed.

When you replaced your upper bushings were you able to reuse the shaft? Or did you replace everything with a kit?

DKheld 11-05-2016 02:45 PM

X2 with Del - Glad to hear your back at the Tbird project.
I love those video's...:D

Eric

Randy 11-05-2016 03:13 PM

Dave Called !
 
.Good old Dave, he told me last night I had Square's looking hi and low for me. And if i was ok, I got to thinking and I forgot about my helpers, that is all of you Square's, lately when I do have a little time I just don't feel like going out and play alone.
Thanks Square's your the best little helpers, not that my lovely Bride hasn't helped form time to time, but she has a full plate also.
ans. Del hello thanks for the shout out.
and I did have some trouble with ball joints, stay with MOOG they fit like new. the uppers just replace bushing and ball, shaft was ok. note don't for get the shaft before tapping in the 2nd bushing.
and what I used for Whacking big sledgehammer and a 1in. 1/4 pvc adapter with threads on one side I thought it made it a little wider thats the side i did all the whacking, pick it up at hard wear store .99 it was nice fit. Dave I think has a pipe he uses,
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I rebuilt paint both used tractor john deere Black blitz paint.
[IMG]20160916_112027 by Randy harsha, on Flickr[/IMG]


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