Volare Frontend - Volare Survival Kit
The last step after installing...
The last step after installing the ball joints into the painted control arms was to grease them and install the boots. Bob paid special attention to ensure the boots were pulled completely over the retaining lip.
Part of doing a thorough rebuild...
Part of doing a thorough rebuild job includes an inspection of the upper control arm cross-shaft to ensure the serrations aren't excessively worn.
Bob disassembled the torsion...
Bob disassembled the torsion bar end by knocking the pin out with a drift punch. Bob advised it is a good idea to double-check that you have a 1 1/8-inch-diameter torsion bar and not 1-inch-diameter. Bob's F-100 Parts will sell you the right size if yours is wrong.
With the pin driven out, the...
With the pin driven out, the torsion bar end was twisted off.
The new replacement part from...
The new replacement part from Bob's twisted on in the same manner as the old part twisted off.
The original pin was discarded...
The original pin was discarded and a new Grade 8 3/8-inch bolt was pushed into place.
Bob used a Nylock nut to cap...
Bob used a Nylock nut to cap the 3/8-inch bolt, making sure the bolt was not overtightened, which would cause the new torsion bar end to distort.
Bob demonstrated the Pitman...
Bob demonstrated the Pitman arm could be removed without a Pitman arm puller by banging on one side of the arm with a hammer and backing up the other side with a hammer.
If the Pitman arm is stubborn,...
If the Pitman arm is stubborn, a Pitman arm puller will be necessary-the job will go a lot easier with one.
BOB'S F-100 PARTS
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