|03-25-2005 02:01 PM|
I bought my 7/8" L shaped hex wrench from NAPA for about $28. It was on the shelf at the warehouse store location. I think it is also garranteed. If I want to chop off 2" of it, I could also use my impact on it.
I had a buddy go to a local semi truck parts place and buy a lug nut. He said it was long enough and worked for him.
|03-25-2005 12:09 PM|
|nonesuch||I used the snap on socket with 7/8" hex on a 3/4" breaker bar and a 8' cheater pipe. When that KP broke free, I thought I snaped the fuckin C off the axle and my ass went flying across the shop Yeah it was that loud|
|03-25-2005 11:01 AM|
|jopes||mine would not come out, I seen the KP starting to crack on it. Not having a nice torch I just took the mig welder. cranked it up as high as it would go. welded 2 circles around the kp. Then removed it while hitting the C of the axle around the kp to remove it. They came out pretty easy seeing they lived in the snow belt.|
|03-25-2005 10:55 AM|
|03-24-2005 06:20 PM|
|03-24-2005 06:11 PM|
Why not just use a 7/8 head grade 8 bolt and double nut it and put the head in the hole (by this I mean upsidedown) that a wrench, and some heat you should be good. I've done this in the heavy equipment field on very large
(1-1/4) drain plugs.
Well might be worth a try.
|03-24-2005 04:56 PM|
|Joe V||I bought my 7/8 allen wrench at OSH, they had it in stock.|
|03-23-2005 11:58 PM|
Just use one of these and a 7/8" socket with breaker bar(6ft piece may be required) and it works great and cheap!!!!
|03-23-2005 11:34 PM|
|az-k5||I did the lugnut with the homemade cheater bar (broke my breaker bar -> ouch!!). Two of use pulling started to kick the jackstands over (no tourch) so we went the other way, cleaned them up and put it back together.|
|03-23-2005 10:40 PM|
|Devil Dog||if you heat the knuckle with a torch... its no problem at all... but i did try it with a breaker bar and 15' steel cheater bar... i ripped my vice off of my workbench... so i took it to a friends that had a torch.. and showed it who the boss was...|
|03-23-2005 03:55 PM|
if you want a impact socket, Snap On man told me he wanted $85.
I shined mine up with a wire wheel and called it done. It looks like a PITA to change those things.
|03-23-2005 03:33 PM|
|03-23-2005 07:20 AM|
|YeeP||I got the 7/8" tip from Snap Off minus the socket part it presses into. Bought a cheap impact socket from Tool King and welded a six foot piece of tube to the socket. It took two of us to break the king pin loose. Almost knocked my rig off of the jack stands.|
|03-23-2005 06:42 AM|
|03-23-2005 06:34 AM|
McMaster-Carr page 2665
Hex Length Part # Price
7/8" 11/32" 7122A33 12.85
7/8" 12 27/32" 7122A58 18.92
|03-23-2005 03:52 AM|
|1972CJ5+1||I made one for about $10. I got a $5 7/8 hardened chisel from the local hardware store and cut the end off with my chop saw. I got a $3 7/8 impact socket from the same store and welded it to $2 worth of flat stock. It fits into just about any of the scrap I have laying around for a cheater, and twisted the pins out like nothing. The chisel was also long enough to make 4 or 5 studs incase I break one. If you have a really good flex bar or rachet you could just snap it onto that, but I broke both of mine trying it. The welded version is not as pretty, but works great.|
|03-23-2005 03:30 AM|
Ding ding ding!
Definatley one of those "why did't I think of that" things....
|03-23-2005 03:08 AM|
|bggrnchvy||Bought mine on ebay and got it this morning, popped my stuck kingpin right off.|
|03-23-2005 02:57 AM|
|Devil Dog||and to think i just used a truck lugnut.. with a socket and ratchet... all of which i had in my garage...|
|03-23-2005 02:22 AM|
|03-23-2005 02:21 AM|
got a skate shop near by i see alot of stuff 7/8" allen and skate boards
|03-23-2005 02:20 AM|
I bought the insert for a 7/8" Snap-On allen socket and use it with a 7/8" 3/4" drive socket. It wasn't much even though it was Snap-On. But then again that was probably 20 some odd years ago.
|03-23-2005 02:18 AM|
|KidJethro||I'm about 40 miles from the nearest OSH....To far. I'm lazy, I'd rather UPS/Fed-Ex do the work for me...|
|03-23-2005 02:17 AM|
robert i grew in a one horse town and my local tool store probaly has them in stock where as a can of dustoleum is out of stock and who knows when it will be in.
|03-23-2005 02:15 AM|
|Robert||Yer right. Not as simple as going to Lowes. Go to OSH instead! They have them.|
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