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Old 11-26-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
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Removing turnbuckles

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What is the best way to remove the turn buckles off the ball ends without damaging the plastic bits?

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Old 11-26-2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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ha, i use pliers, ya it recks them a little, and you get a year off of them before they get too bad. I don't think there is a better way, unless you put something in between the pliers. A special size wrench, might do it. Oh yea, i think oh, i know theres this purple tool that gets them off nice, might be lunsford.
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Old 11-26-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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What is the best way to remove the turn buckles off the ball ends without damaging the plastic bits?

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try using a needle nose with a cleaning rag around the ball cup .. this works and doesn't damage the plastic as you rotate the turnbuckle with your wrench......
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I use a small piece of fuel tubing on both tips of needlenose. You can even hold shock shafts without damaging them like that.
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This is an old Associated tool I've used for years to "pop" ball cups. The small "U" shaped notch on the left end is wedged between the ball cup and ball end base. Damage if any is minimal.

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This is an old Associated tool I've used for years to "pop" ball cups. The small "U" shaped notch on the left end is wedged between the ball cup and ball end base. Damage if any is minimal.

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I clamp down with vice grips. Much better leverage than needle nose pliers, and they dont slip which damages the ball cup.
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heys guys i just use nidle nose pliers and the ball ends dont et damaged
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i just use pliers, it damages it alittle, but if i can make it a season or two with them braking, it's okay. This winter i'm replacing mine(what are the best ones out there, i want red colored ones)
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