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Unread 10-19-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
DTSMA68
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Replacing Shocks / Window Frame

I have 31 inch tires and I have decided to replace the shocks myself. Do you have to jack up the vehicle or support it? Or, is it easy as just unbolting them and installing the new ones?

I am replacing the windshield frame. If I have problems with the bolts attached to the main body, is it possble to push out the hinge pin and attach new (junk yard) upper hinges to the window frame and then slide the pin back in? I am only thinking of this as an option.

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Unread 10-19-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
frankmurphy
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If you have a problem getting the hinge bolts out, just drill them, your new windshield frame should have the proper brackets inside of it that you will need, if it doesn't your probly gonna have to cut the windshield frame, take the pieces out, hope you don't ahve the wiper assembly in yet cause it makes this hard, put them inside the new frame, i used threaded rod so i could keep the bracket from moving, and it makes it easier to line up, oh and i hope your new frames got a windshield already.
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Unread 10-19-2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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I'm at work, so I don't remember exactly, but I think the pins are flared at one end and capped at the other, so you won't be able to simply hammer them out. They might also be welded to one of the brackets, I don't know for sure. You might have to cut the pin and then replace it with a new one. What I would try first is to simply remove the bracket from the windshield frame, leave it in place, and bolt the new frame to the existing bracket. I would only replace the bracket if it were damaged beyond reuse. Even if you have problems getting the bolts out of the frame, just drill them out and get new bolts.

If you're not removing your dash completely, the bracket removal from the body will be very difficult. The nuts that are on the inside are tough to access and manipulate even with the dash completely taken off. They are embedded in a layer of insulation adhesive which you have to pick away in order to grip them with a wrench. It took me several hours of frustration and bleeding knuckles to finally get them all out.
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