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Sterring column comes out.

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I took the steering column out (not fun).

 

I tried to remove the wheel first, but that was not coming off, so I turned my attentions to the steering box (the point of attachment for the steering assembly to the truck frame). I had to cut the tension bolt holding the control arm from the wheels to the gear box in order to get the bolt of. A note for future efforts… Tension bolts release the tension when cut STAND BACK…

Removing the front of Red…

Monday, September 12th, 2011

While my parents were her I convinced my dad to help me remove the front end of Red.

I then started to take the front fenders apart. It turns out that the front grill / headlights are the only thing holding the front fenders upright… They should have been the last to come off not the first…

Pistons out and on to the shop.

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I got the block disassembled, and now I am going to take it to the shop to get cleaned and inspected.