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Old 10-02-2010, 09:33 PM
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Billybob, thanks so much for that writeup ... it's really a huge help, more helpful than the FSM so far!
Unfortunately I'm stuck on getting the subframe mounts out of the replacement subframe. I've tried making a tool out of a harbor freight bearing puller bracket mounted on a long bolt and large washers and a nut, but the bracket is not strong enough, plus I can't find a washer that will push on the bottom of the mount evenly (it just kind of squishes it down) ... I'll try the pipe and plate method if I can find anything at Home Depot. I just wish the puller tool was available for rent in the tool rental list. I'm going to spend the next week just trying to make a tool and I'm really not good at that sort of thing, even though I have the basic idea in my mind. Frustrating.
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