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Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: johnscudashop] #1718099
01/02/15 06:05 PM
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I been Making and selling these for years,with a 30 day replacement warranty. Knurled handle 1"X 1" solid steel striking surface .





I have one, it's slicker than snot.

Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: dart4forte] #1718100
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I've heard a gooseneck from a BMX bike works, should be easy to find and cheap.

Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: BDW] #1718101
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i have had good success with unbolting the LCA pin, strut rod and lower ball joint and whacking the LCA with a dead blow, or when i had a lift, the same + prying with a 2x4 pushing the LCA and t-bar rearward.

the tool that clamps to the t-bar is the quickest though,

Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: Big Bad Bee] #1718102
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If the bars are junk....I cut it in two just before the LCA. Then air hammer from the back side of bar pushing it out the front side. I hammered on it for hours til Igave up on saving the bar and went this way.

It was out in 5 mins with clean up....

Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: Big Bad Bee] #1718103
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this is the tool I made out of some metal I had laying around. it works great and really takes a beating.


Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: DaveRS23] #1718104
01/03/15 01:35 PM
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I've always just used a couple of 1" rope clamps. Doesn't hurt the bars and gives a good surface for the hammer.




Tried looking for this, didn't see much, and what I did, couldn't see where you'd have some surface area to hit it?
Got a link?

Here's a pic of a bike gooseneck that might work.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6194/6103662644_8b02a71d81_m.jpg

Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: BDW] #1718105
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I made this out of some junk laying around in the garage.
Worked like a charm.

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Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: bill440rt] #1718106
01/03/15 06:26 PM
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I made this out of some junk laying around in the garage.
Worked like a charm.




Simple and effective. Nice

Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: RobX4406] #1718107
01/03/15 06:56 PM
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And I'm lucky enough to have the real thing which I never use anymore.

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Re: Torsion Bar Removal [Re: BDW] #1718108
01/03/15 09:40 PM
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http://static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/4DV33_AS01?$zmmain$


$10 or so from Grainger. There is not a lot of hammering area, but they have always worked for me. Heck, I beat on the nuts as much as the clamps base. Doesn't seem to hurt them none. The pair I have are probably 40 years old and have pulled a good dozen sets of bars.

As mentioned above, I loosen the lower control arm nut and pry the the lower control arm back and whack the clamps.

Although it is probably not necessary, I clamp 2 clamps back to back against each other for more clamping force. One would likely be enough for most bars.




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