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Old 03-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #16
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So it will drill out a 1\2 " hole for each????

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Old 03-26-2013, 05:45 AM   #17
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No, you'll only drill far enough down to break the head of the rivet loose. Then you can push the rivet out the other side.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #18
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Use the 1/2 inch bit to drill out the head. Use a 3-pound hammer and a 3/8 inch punch and drive out the rivet. Last time I did it I used a pair of channel locks to hold the punch. Hit the punch HARD. Thus the channel locks. Mis-hit it and you break your hand..

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What do u mean by a "punch" is this a certain tool???
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #20
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Yes. It is basically a metal rod that "punches" something in or out of a hole. A nail punch sets a nail below the surface of the wood. A machinist's punch will drive out rivets.
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Where can I get this???
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Boston....no offense....but if you don't own a punch, much less know what one is....then your way in over your head at this point.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:24 AM   #23
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Sorry.. Never had to use a set before,
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I am tacking this sat and looking for ideas this is going to save me a **** load of money mechanics Are way to over priced...
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Boston....no offense....but if you don't own a punch, much less know what one is....then your way in over your head at this point.
I completely agree. If you don't know what a punch is, then I find it very hard to believe that you understand the danger behind your torsion bars. Saving money is one thing, but saving your life is more important. How much is the mechanic versus the doctor bill?

Is your name Boston because that is your location, or are you located somewhere else? If you are local to me, I would be glad to show you how to do it.

I seriously suggest that you find a friend that has done this before to help you out.
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I think if I put pressure from a jack on the lower control arm getting hurt won't be a problem, I have seen a few videos on doing it...
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I think if I put pressure from a jack on the lower control arm getting hurt won't be a problem, I have seen a few videos on doing it...
Ok. I'll take your word for it. Good luck.

Report back afterwards and let us know how it went, or if you get stuck half way through doing it.
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jack up the control arm/torsion bar, put a jack stand under it and release the jack. that is more stable, particularly if you're going to be pounding on it with a three pound hammer. As long as the suspension is unloaded and supported by the jack stand it will be stable. Good luck. This is not a job for a rookie.
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It will be fun trying though, I find working on vehicles is very rewarding.. Thanks everyone for all the tips, thanks so much I will update everyone when I am done..
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This sounds scary. Please, at least, have someone there with you who can get help if something goes wrong.

Good Luck. Please report back on your success.

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