Solid K frame bushings

Chassis, Suspension and wheels

  1. MiradaMegacab

    MiradaMegacab Well-Known Member

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    I've heard it before but never had a problem. Column wise for me the hard part is always popping the shifter linkage out of its bushing.
     
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    Aye, you are correct there. That shifter rod is like superglued into that bushing and takes a lot to get 'em unseated.
    Also not an easy job to pop back into place either - but at least then you can use pliers/channellocks/etc. then.

    On a different note, that steering column to shift rod bushing/grommet is to be replaced every time it is disconnected. The part number for it is 3575333 (as of 3/1/2021, the MSRP is $5.95 (US)). I have seen those bushings in black, white, clear, green, yellow/cream and in gray.
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    Yeah, the box and underneath it could use a cleaning anyway.
     
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    Time to replace the rag joint anyway.
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eating crackers!! ;)
     
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    Just double-checking, but do the FFI Isolators still need the lower isolators? Or does that large washer just replace it altogether?
     
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    Large washers replace them.
    Solid isolator between the frame and K frame and the washer on the bottom of the k frame with the bolt ran through.
     
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    Awesome. I was actually about to DM you on Instagram about it but I posted here first.

    I’ll let y’all know how my attempt at this goes.
     
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    well, I'm halfway done, the front ones are set, but the rear ones are giving me a bit of trouble since the K-frame isn't lowering enough even with the bolts all the way out. And yes, I did try to do the driver's side first. I did finally break out the dremel after buying new cutoff wheels for it. I ran out of daylight since I started at like 4:30/16:30 in the afternoon. I'll get it done tomorrow morning. So far Camtron's way he went about it is pretty much working though.
     
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    Did you use a picker to get the weight of the motor off of the K before doing this?

    Also, if you didn't split the upper ball joints you're not going to be able to lower the K far enough to get those rear bushings out in one piece. I used a pneumatic cutoff wheel do those.
     
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    No, I had a brain fart and didn’t get a hoist. I need to buy one anyway. It’s supposed to rain all day today, so I’ll do that in the morning.

    and I’ve already resigned myself to using the cutoff wheels regardless.
     
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    Yea. I may have had to cut the drivers side too. Really don’t remember, I know I cut the passenger side for sure. It’s been a couple years and it was a rush weekend deal.
     
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    so, I got them in finally yesterday. Haven't been able to drive it since because I wanna get an alignment done first. That'll get taken care of this month.