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On my spare tire carrier for my 80' fj40 the bushings have gone bad where it pivots on and i have the replacement bushings but i can't for the life of me remove the two pins that hold it on!! I have pb blast it, taken a sledge with a punch to it. But nothing. Is there some sort of trick to get the pins out?
 

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when I did mine years ago,I used heat, at the tme it didn't matter to me what the paint looked like so I went at it with the torch then drove them out.
 
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wow, hold on. Do you own or have access to a press?? if you do use it with the appropiate adaptor as not to damage the carrier itself.
 
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On my spare tire carrier for my 80' fj40 the bushings have gone bad where it pivots on and i have the replacement bushings but i can't for the life of me remove the two pins that hold it on!! I have pb blast it, taken a sledge with a punch to it. But nothing. Is there some sort of trick to get the pins out?
I did all that. Those pins don't move. I finally ground the weld from the inside and split them to get the pins out. Installed new boshings and clamped them back together. Welded them up, a little paint, they are good now.
 

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I have yet to get the pins out and still be able to reuse them or the brackets.




So I am subscribing to this thread.
 
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I had a friend with a press. I tried the big hammer and heat and PB Blaster for a week before I gave up. After seeing how much power it took to finally get the pins out I would say a press is a must for this job.
 
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Why the heck do they put those pins in there with so much force. There is a machine shop around the corner from my house i might check out and see if they would press out for a couple of bucks.
 
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I did all that. Those pins don't move. I finally ground the weld from the inside and split them to get the pins out. Installed new boshings and clamped them back together. Welded them up, a little paint, they are good now.
Yep, same here. Only I drilled holes to bolt them back together rather than re-weld.
 

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