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Both TStewart and highflyer have bought the core instead of going the loaner route. For about $6 more than the loaner cost you can have the heart of the puller. All of the pieces needed to finish the puller are available at any hardware store.

 

Here is the parts needed info link.

 

http://www.v8-240z.com/Files/Datsun/Spindle-Pin-Puller/Packaged%20Directions/Spindle-Pin-Puller-Parts-Needed.rtf

 

Here are the directions that come with the tool.

 

http://www.v8-240z.com/Files/Datsun/Spindle-Pin-Puller/Packaged%20Directions/Spreader-Drawing-2.htm

 

http://www.v8-240z.com/Files/Datsun/Spindle-Pin-Puller/Packaged%20Directions/eBay%20Pullers.rtf

 

http://www.v8-240z.com/Files/Datsun/Spindle-Pin-Puller/Packaged%20Directions/Puller%20Instructions.doc

 

 

The loaner program is still running, I just thought I would give another option.

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So here's a question for ALL of you. Obviously, I don't wanna wait to borrow a tool to get things done, so I sprayed the hell out of the nuts, spaces between the strut assembly and control arm and also into the lock pin area after removing it.

 

So I removed one of the nuts, pulled the washer and rubber, then put the nut back on, slid a 12 or 13mm socket over the bolt and up against the nut. I smacked it with my BFH (Big Fricken Hammer) and it moved in about 1/4". So I backed the nut off a little and did it again.

 

Needless to say, I used an 8" long, 3/8" rachet extension and popped it all the way out. This worked for both sides. So my question is....... Has ANYBODY ever removed their spindle pins as easy as BOTH of mine came out?

 

Everything is Original and never removed in 34 2/3 years.

 

Dave.

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If you are unable to acquire the tool you can use a hydraulic press as well, it just requires removal of the A-arm/Control arm along with the strut assembly and probably a second person's assistance to balance things while setting up the press. I have found that a large socket 1/2" drive works to support the bottom of it, and you will want several dowels approximately the diameter of the spindle pin in 1" increments from 1-6" to use on the top to press the spindle out. If anyone wants I can take a few pictures when I do the other side.

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If you are unable to acquire the tool you can use a hydraulic press as well, it just requires removal of the A-arm/Control arm along with the strut assembly and probably a second person's assistance to balance things while setting up the press. I have found that a large socket 1/2" drive works to support the bottom of it, and you will want several dowels approximately the diameter of the spindle pin in 1" increments from 1-6" to use on the top to press the spindle out. If anyone wants I can take a few pictures when I do the other side.

 

Please do. I don't have a press but I'm sure if I take pictures they will be able to do it no problem at the shop I goto.

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I now have a completed spindle pin puller for Rental or Purchase.

 

Rental $20.00 with a $20.00 deposit plus 10.35 shipping (Deposit returned when tool is returned) purchase is 35.00 plus 10.35 shipping U.S. only international shipping charges are much higher, and can be quoted on request

 

PM or email [email protected]

 

Thanks,

John

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I wanted to chime in and recommend John for the puller rental/purchase. I purchased one this weekend. I sent payment via Paypal on Saturday and the puller arrived on Monday! That's great service!

 

Haven't used it yet, but I can tell from the design it will work great. I will be glad to have it as I'm building my GTO/ Velo Rossa, I'll likely pull the spindles a few times getting the ride height and spring rate correct.

 

Thank you John.

 

 

Michael

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I wanted to chime in and recommend John for the puller rental/purchase. I purchased one this weekend. I sent payment via Paypal on Saturday and the puller arrived on Monday! That's great service!

 

Haven't used it yet, but I can tell from the design it will work great. I will be glad to have it as I'm building my GTO/ Velo Rossa, I'll likely pull the spindles a few times getting the ride height and spring rate correct.

 

Thank you John.

 

 

Michael

 

 

Good to see the mail service can still be trusted...lol...

 

I sent a short set of instructions and if you have any more questions just let me know.

 

Mods, if this post in not in the proper location please let me know I only chose to keep it tied to a old spindle tool thread.

 

Thanks for the kind words,

John

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