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Old 04-14-2011, 09:57 AM   #6
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Default Re: shackle removal 36

I made a driver tool to get those sheet metal cans out. Sometimes I had to do the hacksaw blade cut as well to drive them out. Once out you will need to clean out the mounting holes and sometimes remove a little material off the OD of the new bolt assemblies to get them in place. I also use a little lube on them to help get them going in. There is a special KRW tool made for doing them but I don't have one so I had to improvise by coming up with other means to get them in place. There are also newer style rubber and nylon bushing shakle sets that are much easier to install if you are not concerned about originality. These are only my opinions and I'm sure others will have their opinions on this subject.
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