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03-25-2005 02:01 PM
401ton 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
welndmn
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasBlake
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.
I shattered my king pin, it took a lot of time to replace it, I wish i just left it alone
03-24-2005 06:20 PM
braxton357
Quote:
Originally Posted by 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...
When we took broncorob's knuckles off we had to chain it to a forklift, heat it with the oxy/acet, push on a ~12' tube breaker bar whilst hitting the tube/hex wrench with a sledge and it still took for-fucking-ever. Good times.
03-24-2005 06:11 PM
UPtoy 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.
Good luck
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
RealJeepMan Just use one of these and a 7/8" socket with breaker bar(6ft piece may be required) and it works great and cheap!!!!


Ryan
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
TexasBlake 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
ErikB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devil Dog
and to think i just used a truck lugnut.. with a socket and ratchet... all of which i had in my garage...
That was the way a friend showed me too. Don't make it harder than it has to be!
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
cucvzuz search ebay
03-23-2005 06:34 AM
SwampTJ 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
KidJethro
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devil Dog
and to think i just used a truck lugnut.. with a socket and ratchet... all of which i had in my garage...

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
KidJethro
Quote:
Originally Posted by speedo
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.

Gus
I thought about that...I could buy a 12" piece of 4140 7/8" hex stock from McMaster Carr for $15. Might still do that...
03-23-2005 02:21 AM
ironpig70 got a skate shop near by i see alot of stuff 7/8" allen and skate boards



03-23-2005 02:20 AM
speedo 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.

Gus
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
ironpig70 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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