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Old 04-18-2017, 11:58 PM   #21
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Nope, I just wrapped the vac lines in tubing to prevent rubbing and draped them over the engine lifting hook in front of the valve cover. No issues.
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:14 AM   #22
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:59 PM   #23
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Replacing front shocks on your 2wd? Got a new video for you!
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:12 PM   #24
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some more tips:
Use a ratcheting wrench on the top nut (if the nut will turn), if the shaft turns and the shock is being replaced, grab the shaft with a vise grip to prevent it from turning.

Easier if you have one, to either cut the shaft at the top bushing with a sawzall, or using a Dremel with a cut off wheel, just cut the top nut in half.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:31 PM   #25
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I cut the driver side shock off after the nut rounded on me. If the nut doesn't round and the shock body spins I just use the big pry bar.

I would have used a 14mm ratcheting wrench except, and I mention this in the vid, it has gone missing. Grrrr.
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I admit I did not watch the whole video
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Thanks for the upload man. Holy crap those shocks are rusted. It must be infuriating at times to wrench on rust belt cars. I replaced my shocks about 2 years ago and IIRC it took me less than an hour to do all 4 of them. Even the nuts on the front two unthreaded as if they were installed the day before. I actually went out and bought a 14mm ratcheting wrench after doing this job...
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:00 PM   #28
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Yeh, the shocks were the worst I have seen. The front tires were bouncing like basketballs going down the road.

One could say I am reaching my limit for living in the rust belt honestly. The odd thing about this Red truck is for as bad as it looks at first glance it really isn't too bad to work on. I have done bushings on the rear, swapped it to stick, removed the bed and replaced all the brake and fuel lines and many other things and it really hasn't been that bad...so far LOL! I love the truck because I can just bomb around town in it and it does everything I ask of it with its own style.

I got some steering linkage work, radiator and brake work coming up so be on the look out for more videos about this truck.
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Thanks. I love mine for its simplicity and practicality. How many trucks nowadays can fit comfortably in a compact spot lol? I know at some point I will have to address my 27 year old steering and suspension bushings so I will be on the lookout for that. I will probably end up going with a complete set of polyurethane bushings when the time comes. I have already done my brakes (everything but the booster and master cylinder) and upgraded to a 1" core radiator for a V6 truck.
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The poly bushings are a nice add on. They really help the suspension articulate smoother if anything. Way smoother weight transfer.
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