Ball joint change in a 1987 - 1996 Ford F150 or Bronco 4x4
Changing out the ball joints in old crusty. Some rust belt tips are given
in the video. It's possible that this is similar to 1987 to 1996 f150
pickups and Broncos with the ball joints integral to the knuckle. Dana 44
IFS There are two sister videos to this, one on a f150 front axle u-joint
replacement and another on camber bushing replacement.
Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's
chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a
guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big
difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone
to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here:
Springs we used:
Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar):
See also: 69-70 Cougar panel:
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2005 Ford F-150 Ball Joint and Control Arm Replacement
I had to swap out control arms and ball joints in my 2005 Ford F-150 4x4
truck. I turned the camera on and documented my process for making the
repairs. I believe this is the same for 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004
trucks and similar for most late model Ford F-150s.
West Coast Classic Cougar - Open House / Show / Cruise - 2012
Every year, usually the first weekend of August, we invite our customers to
come check out our business and bring their classic Cougar along for a car
show and cruise through the Oregon countryside. It's usually a 2-day
event, but this video just covers the first day. If you haven't seen last
year's video, check that out too!
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Honda Accord Sway Bar Bushings Replacement
A fastener by fastener tutorial for replacing the sway bar end bushings and
frame bushings on 94-97 Accords.
The common symptom of a failed sway bar bushing is a clunk or knocking
sound when going over bumps.
When one or more of the donut bushings crack metal to metal contact between
the sway bar and the lower control arm occurs which causes the noise.
For 1994-1997 Accords the bushings are sold separately and are Honda part
number 51314-SM4-020. You will need a total of 8 (4 per side).
In the video I say you can use penetrating oil on the frame bushings to
make them slide on easier. I misspoke. Do NOT use petroleum based
lubricants (such as penetrating oil) on the rubber and only use silicone
based lubricants. Petroleum based lubes will harm the rubber silicone
Intro and outro music by Kevin Macleod (Incompetech.com).
homemade press , Pressing in control arm bushings
Homemade Hydraulic shop press with 20 ton jack. Pressing in energy
suspension bushings and progress spherical bearings on honda civic lower
control arms. 2x2" square steel 1/4" thick. The outside dimensions are
about 21" tall x 18" wide. updates below.
- The most difficult part in making this frame with single top and bottom
tube is you have to make sure the top and bottom square tubes is absolutely
parallel to each other. Not only from side to side but from front and back.
This is a little difficult , if you are welding , make tacks then check and
adjust if necessary. If the tubes is not parallel then the part will try to
come out when the force is applied. This is why the single top tube is not
so great idea or if you look at a real press it has 2 tubes at the base
where the part sits.
- If all you have is 1/16 thick tube it will work with most bushings but
you need to protect the top tube with a plate(i write about that below)
- If you make this , try to protect the top bar by using a plate, you can
see I have the black plate tied to the top tube , if you do not use a thick
plate here to spread the load you can easily damage the top bar, if you
look at the orange frame in the background you can see how that one is
damaged. If you are pressing in some soft or easy bushings then you do not
need that part but if you are pressing in something difficult that requires
a lot of force then use something to protect the top.
Wood press - there is a video on youtube about a wood press pressing in a
wheel bearing it is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krbrm1bN-Mg I
tried wood to press out control arm bushings but they were so tight and the
whole frame flexed so it did not work for me but maybe you can make it