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Re: [T3] Raise it up.

On 21 Jul 2005 at 21:35, Russ Wolfe wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 21:19, BOB2TYPE3S@aol.com wrote:
> > Have you removed the bolt? If not, you need to. If you have, then you need a 
> > scrifical screw driver to drive into the slot, so you can spread it out. Once 
> > this happens, the ball joint stud should literally fall out. I do it 
> > differently, as I live in the rust belt. I normally remove the big 30mm nut on the 
> > other end of the ball joint, as this is less likely to snap than the little 10mm 
> > bolt. 
> > 
> Bob, I don't sacrifice a screw driver. I use a small cold chisel and
> drive it in the slot. 

I use a cold chisel, too.

Just be sure to remove the bolt all the way first. The first time I did this 
the bolt broke on me. Later, once I got everything apart after MUCH time, foul 
language, and special tongue positions, I found little cold chisel marks on the 
shank of all the other bolts. The bolt that broke, broke at a chisel notch.

That was on my '68 back in about '72.

I know you didn't do it, it must have happened at my (bad) dealership here in 
Madison, because that's the only place that touched the front end before me. 
That same place told me to just remove the steering wheel and put it back on 
straight after the alignment, but by then I knew better and ignored them. That 
was one of the last times they got to work on the car.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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