I got the kingpins out... I guess maybe you were trying to scare me by
saying they are always difficult... :D
Took about 4 whacks with a 4 pound hammer and a brass drift and the
mamma jamma flew out like a greased pig!
Of course, I only undid the driver's side so far, so the passenger's
side may be a chore, but I doubt it.
So, off I went to O'reilly auto parts.. At first, I forgot my list
of part numbers... the person who helped me said "we can't look
anything up that is that old in the computer"... so I went home and
returned with my list of part numbers. I went on the main o'reilly
website and found all the 'rare parts' numbers... Amazingly, none of
the parts cross-referenced in the computer. When the person finally
asked someone else working there about rare parts, the rare parts site
was brought up on the computer... according to the computer, i can't
get the kingpin set, can't get the pins for the control arms. None
of the parts I actually need. The only parts I was able to get were
the shock absorbers.. All of it is listed on the main o'reilly
website with part numbers. I can actually order the tie-rod ends
from o'reilly, but they are twice the price of a place that actually
has every part that i need online.. Sorry, I tried... I know you
tried too. Whomever maintains the fricking website for the
corporation needs to update the site if the parts are not actually
available. It really makes these people at the local store look like
a bunch of slackers when I have a part number from a live website and
I can't order it.
able to order the 10W non detergent oil for the
transmission. I have to go pick up the front shocks and the 12-case
of oil tomorrow morning.
I went ahead and called Andy Bernbaum's and got everything else i need
for the car at the moment.... cost an arm and a leg, of course..