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Old 08-01-2010, 05:59 PM
JLash87 JLash87 is offline
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Yea I had to do a bit of drilling but I learned that on the lower ball joints once you drill through the center of the rivit into the pin with a 1/2" bit you can actually knock the rivets off the frame. Then if you drill half way through the pin you can punch it out. On the tup one once you get the rivets off the ball joint just comes off with a soft hit.
I had a Dewalt 1/2" drill but what I did was I had an old set of bit and I drilled through the rivet into the pin with a small but, opened it up with a bigger but, then drilled the 1/2" through. It was alot easier then trying to drill the 1/2" all the way by its self. Plus it was easier for me to make sure the hole was center cause I only had a smaller punch to make the divet to drill into.

But I feel accomplished lol. Now when I get some more money I gotta go get new tire rod front ends and some new tires and an alignment, but the squeak is gone!!!! I might post a walk through so no one has to go in blind lol
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