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Rebuild a 1st Gen front end

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Well... I got to admit its not to hard to rebuilt a 1st Gen 2WD front end... I got to adimt its costly but not hard to do. But I got a suggestion to toss out for other 1st Gen owners that have to do ball joints. Heat the A arms (not the ball joint) up with a propane torch a bit. Then take a air hammer and a chisel bit and beat the ball joints out in a counter clockwise direction. Work excellent for me... When you get them out make sure to use a bit of mineral spirits to wipe out the hole this will make it easy for the new joints to screw in using a large pair of channel locks. This happen to be Taz's truck... http://forum.mopar1973man.com/showthread.php/1367-Need-front-end-parts-for-a-1992-Dodge-Cummins-1-Ton-2WD

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something similar happened to me. i started on the passenger side...knocked it outta the park. then moved over to the drivers side. i got the old ones out and realized the upper was different then the one i just put in on the passenger side. it was WAY smaller and looked like it had already been pressed about halfway. o'reilly swapped it out, but i think the manager could see me boiling. since my tierod ends were toast...and no money to change them...i never completely removed the spindle/knuckle.are you saying those ball joints have threads to twist on and off? cause mine had little ridges running up and down for biting for pressing

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Strange setup... The upper ball joints have a thread on them and twist out. But is a very strange rounded thread. But now the lower ball joints are smooth shank and are pressed in. Now the funny part is the 1st set of ball joint I got were mis packaged and are too small. So we found one more ball joint with the same number but the right ones... But now waiting for 1 to show up Tuesday from Spokane, WA. I'm going to grab the camera and post some pics later today of the new parts... I know Taz would chime in but he's got limited access to internet currently...

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