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They don't make them like they used to.

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FlatBlack77:
I put it off for way too long. Over the last three weekends in my spare time I installed a bunch of new parts on my 77 C10. Complete upper control arms, shocks, lower control arm Ubolts, lower ball joint, lower control arm bushings, and replaced one bent lower control arm with a used one.

At the very end I had to use a 7mm wrench for a ball joint grease fitting. Other than that I didnt use a single metric tool.

Glad that job is done 8)

Shifty:
 8)

VileZambonie:
That's all I've been saying as I bring this K5 back to life

MY1978:

--- Quote from: FlatBlack77 on July 07, 2021, 07:05:52 AM ---I put it off for way too long. Over the last three weekends in my spare time I installed a bunch of new parts on my 77 C10. Complete upper control arms, shocks, lower control arm Ubolts, lower ball joint, lower control arm bushings, and replaced one bent lower control arm with a used one.

At the very end I had to use a 7mm wrench for a ball joint grease fitting. Other than that I didnt use a single metric tool.

Glad that job is done 8)

--- End quote ---

Wow, that is a lot of hard work.  Lucky you and no metric.  As MY luck would have it, my 78 was the year they decided they were going to start making the change to metric so some bolts are metric, some are SAE.  Very frustrating.......... >:(

FlatBlack77:

--- Quote from: MY1978 on July 09, 2021, 03:14:41 PM ---
--- Quote from: FlatBlack77 on July 07, 2021, 07:05:52 AM ---I put it off for way too long. Over the last three weekends in my spare time I installed a bunch of new parts on my 77 C10. Complete upper control arms, shocks, lower control arm Ubolts, lower ball joint, lower control arm bushings, and replaced one bent lower control arm with a used one.

At the very end I had to use a 7mm wrench for a ball joint grease fitting. Other than that I didnt use a single metric tool.

Glad that job is done 8)

--- End quote ---

Wow, that is a lot of hard work.  Lucky you and no metric.  As MY luck would have it, my 78 was the year they decided they were going to start making the change to metric so some bolts are metric, some are SAE.  Very frustrating.......... >:(

--- End quote ---

I know how that goes. Working on my XJ is a mix of both and that is half the battle when wrenching on it.

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