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Old 01-25-2013, 11:16 AM
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Default using a bolt to press in kingpin bushing

my buddy told me he uses a bolt to press in kindpin bushings.
and i thought it made sense.
and i found this in a 1929 copy of popular mechanics.

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Old 01-25-2013, 12:15 PM
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Cool! and that $10 prize back then is like $135 in todays economy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:19 PM
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Being the cheap fool that I am, I really like that idea! Never thought of that! However, my spindles are in the machine shop as we speak. It was a bear trying to get the old bushings out and the new bushings need to be reamed to size for the new kingpins to slide in properly. You'll need either a specialized or adjustable reamer. I called different machine shops, got a decent price and let them handle it. For me, this was one of those times it just made more sense to farm out the job.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:24 PM
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good tip! i have to admit i just drive them in sometimes. i like using a bolt for removing the pilot bushing sometimes when they are stuck. just run in a tap, them run in the bolt and it pushes them out. i read about that several years back and love it.
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