I'm not sure if I did it the correct way but I ground off the peened end flush,
then heated the ball with a torch and pounded it out. It didn't come out easy,
but I was able to install the newer type tie rod ends.
> Can someone tell me what the recommended procedure is for the removal of
> original equipment forged on or peened tie rod and drag link balls? It is my
> understanding that the bottom visible diameter is larger than the shaft that
> comes through the member. This would indicate the need for drilling, milling,
> or some operation to remove the larger diameter portion prior to removal. I
> don't know if the material in these parts is tempered, casehardened, or what.
> Dave Handley 51 GMC 1/2 ton
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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