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Old 11-06-2006, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tricks for removing radius arm mount from axle?

I got a 68 ford pickup with a 9" and a HP44 and will be just using the axles for my toyota. I was curious if anyone has little tricks for getting the radius arm/coil bucket mount that is on the axle off. I am using leaves, so I won't be needing them for anything. I would just leave them on, but they are kind of rock anchors on the bottom, and I believe my springs are going to hit part of them. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Angle grinder. Cut through the welds and knock them off with a BFH.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, get the grinder out. Make sure you grind horizontally towards the weld and not at an angle into the weld. This way you don't cut into the tubes. Once you get most of the weld grinded away a sledge (BFH) will bust it the rest of the way off.
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If you can get them off without damaging them, I might want them-pm me
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You need to cut in at a slight angle or you wont seperate the weld from the tube, cut in at a slight angle and check often to make sure your not in the tubes. Do both sides then smack with a very large BFH.

It may help to heat one side with a torch then apply BFH, but I didnt have a torch so I couldnt try.
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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As everyone said there just welded on...Take your time taking them off dont damage them...They are in high demand for some of us Ford guys...
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh and one quick thing, hope you aint using you pass. side drop t-case
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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As everyone said there just welded on...Take your time taking them off dont damage them...They are in high demand for some of us Ford guys...

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Old 11-13-2006, 10:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I cut the c off on the inside of the weld and then blow the remainder off with the smoke wrech... they are not welded on the sides. I quit grinding the weld after the 6th or 7th axle...you can re use them still to. WAYYYYY FASTER!!! JMO

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