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Old 03-12-2006, 12:29 PM
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Who does good kinping work in HR?

Well I am moving on the 65 to get it road worthy. I was wondering if anyone in Hampton Roads has had good luck with any shops replacing kingpins. I am removing the old and buying new, but apparently you need a kinping reamer to make the new pins fit the joint correctly. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2006, 12:21 PM
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No info on local shops, but I'll ask my dad if he still has his reamer from his old '74 E-100
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:55 AM
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Call Berts Alignment in Virginia beach & see if he can help. Also, maybe Gregory's Fleet Supply in Va Beach on Cleveland Street, ask for the machine shop. Let me know what you find.
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OK I beat on one of those kinpins today, heated it up, and beat on it some more. I didn't move it at all. I might have to check out one of those hydralic presses at harbor freight.
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That stinks. . .just out of curiosity, I wonder how hard it would be to retro fit an 80+ ball joint front end into your truck? I mean the radius arms and beams are close to the same length. . .

Just thinking out loud, don't wanna mess you up
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Just checking, did you take the retaining bolt out??? It has been left in before. I know some of the kps get really frozen. I have been checking around for a reamer, the best are an adjustable one so the fit can be "fine tuned". Very pricey..got spoiled going a mile down the road to borrow my neighbors' set.
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So far it seems to be "no-go" on the reamer
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Well no luck so far. Hopefully I will pick up a press some time this week to help out the situation. I did get the retaining pin out, although it did kick my butt at first.
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Well, if you need any help, give me a holler
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Just have to say thank you for recommending bert's alignment. Had me in and out in less than an hour. Incredibly nice guy, I will be going back there for the final alignment. If I weren't stuck at work all night I would get some pictures posted for everyone to see.
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No problem glad he was able to help you out !
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For what it's worth, I have a king pin press and reamer that works on the 100-150 king pins (.875"). The press will do bigger ones, I did Sonny's Towing's GMC 3500HD with it.
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