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Hot Rods 40 Ford driveshaft pin removal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jmorton27, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Jmorton27
    Joined: Jan 8, 2016
    Posts: 26


    Anybody have any tricks on getting these out? ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453003496.998809.jpg
  2. Take a center punch and punch either side of the pin. Then take a drill bit the same size as the pin and drill down just below the surface to remove the head. Take a drift or pin punch and a BFH and smack the pin all the way out. Done.
  3. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
    Posts: 1,143


    Use a grade 8 bolt when putting it back together.
  4. Yep, and a stover lock nut or nylon lock nut. I like the stover ones better since gear lube might break down the nylon over time and soften it.

  5. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,641


    Bolts like to break for some reason ... You can still buy the soft pins
  6. 42merc
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 789


    Bolts, especially hard bolts like to break because the the coupling will "work" on the splines .
    Not much, but enough to shear the hard bolts.
    The soft original pins work the best.
  7. Dak Rat
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 454

    Dak Rat

    42merc is correct. The pins are very soft and will "give" a little if the splines are worn and move around some--hard bolt will shear.
  8. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
    Posts: 1,143


    Well,I guess Vern tardel and I are the only ones who will be breaking grade 8 bolts then! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1453267265.029699.jpg
  9. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    Used a nail back in the day, never had one fail

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