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Old 05-28-2019, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Side mount arms

I am trying to remove the side mount arms from my 1931 Model A. I am attempting to do this without removing the splash apron or bracket that mounts to the frame, (riveted on with three riviets)). I have removed the large nut on the end of the arm, and have attempted to pull the arm straight out. Is this possible?
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:02 PM   #2
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It's on a taper and it's likely been there a long time. I'd try puttingsome penetrating oil on it, then after a while putting the nut back on till it is flush with the bottom of the thread. Then give it a "whang" from underneath while someone tries to turn it from above. A little heat (carefully) on the outer part might help.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: Side mount arms

if you have a pneumatic air hammer with a flat end on it hit the mounting bracket on the side it might shock it enough to get it to break loose.
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:19 AM   #4
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if you have a pneumatic air hammer with a flat end on it hit the mounting bracket on the side it might shock it enough to get it to break loose.
I'd try this first.
This same method works to remove pitman arms and tie rod ends on newer cars.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:56 AM   #5
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Easiest to get it to rotate first. As others said, penetrating oil soak then give it good twist.
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