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russcc 02-16-2020 07:57 PM

Tool for removing tapered parts
 

I have used this tool for both modern & EV8 Fords, and works great for tie rod ends, and other taper seat parts. I just used it to get that tough to get at shock link out of the radius rod next to the backing plate. I didn't think it would work in that limited space, but it did the job in no time. I believe it was about $30. 1o years ago, and has paid for itself many times over.

19Fordy 02-17-2020 11:06 AM

Re: Tool for removing tapered parts
 

That is a really neat tool. They are still available.
https://www.amazon.com/GEARWRENCH-39...PT8GCQ68J247SF

Mart 02-17-2020 11:53 AM

Re: Tool for removing tapered parts
 

I'm really annoyed because I had one just like that, it has served me well over the years. I also used it to remove the rear shock studs.

I managed to very slightly bend the part that surrounds the joint. I straightened it in the press, and wanting it to go just a bit more I gave it another pull on the press and it snapped! I should have left it alone. I doubt anything I can buy today will be as good.

Serves me right for trying to fix something that wasn't actually broke.

Mart.

tubman 02-17-2020 11:55 AM

Re: Tool for removing tapered parts
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by 19Fordy (Post 1852805)
That is a really neat tool. They are still available.
https://www.amazon.com/GEARWRENCH-39...PT8GCQ68J247SF

Nice that they are still available. That one doesn't look quite as beefy as the one Russ has.

swedishsteel 02-17-2020 01:54 PM

Re: Tool for removing tapered parts
 

Did a little search and found that KD Tools and OTC have similar ones, look stronger than the one on amazon. I refuse to buy anything from amazon.

supereal 02-17-2020 02:50 PM

Re: Tool for removing tapered parts
 

We use a tool commonly known as a "pickle fork". It is a tapered heavy fork that is placed between the parts and whacked enough to do the job. I still have mine from my days as a Ford mechanic in the 1950's. Look for a SnapOn or other tool dealer to get one.

flatheadmurre 02-17-2020 03:13 PM

Re: Tool for removing tapered parts
 

A picklefork is only good if you are throwing the part into the garbage after removing it...any rubber seals and often part itself gets damaged using it...
I have a few different styles pullers and the best is made from Facom and has adjustable gap.

woodiewagon46 02-17-2020 03:32 PM

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Right, the puller is the preferred way to go, rather than beating the part using a "pickle fork". Plus, if you don't have a new rubber boot you can use it over, with the pickle fork, it's usually ruined.

derek costello 02-17-2020 03:52 PM

Re: Tool for removing tapered parts
 

Yes they are great mine was $12. from Harbour Freight, excellent tool.!

russcc 02-18-2020 04:20 PM

Re: Tool for removing tapered parts
 

Got a couple PMs asking who made it. It has KD 3918 stamped on it. Forgot to add that it often takes a good rap with a heavy bludgeon to unseat the taper. The thing also take a beating and comes up smiling as if to say "you couldn't hurt me if you tried" It is one tough tool.


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