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bombs on target
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ok so i ordered my drop and i am looking to get all my tools together to make it go easier.
so i have
jack
3 sets jack stands (before and after rear axle to do notch and in the front)
sawzall
blades
angle grinder with cut off wheels
sockets ratchets etc

what else do yall recommend to make it go smoother? or something specific that im gonna need?
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Rollin with Saget
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suggestion:

when taking the front end apart, position jack underneath lower control arm. put pressure on suspension to slightly compress spring. loosen (read: do not fully remove) castle nuts holding ball joints together. whack ball joints with BFH, they will pop loose (you can also use a pickle fork). after the ball joints are broken loose, slowly and carefully release the tension on the spring. having a chain or something holding the spring might be useful to keep it from popping out.
 

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bombs on target
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1/2" step drill bit
knew i needed more than just a drill bit.

:word:


don't cheap out or you'll be going back for more :read:

yea i went shopping at harbor freight yesterday...this is one thing i didnt get.

when notching the frame be especially careful on the drivers side, theres brakelines on the inside of the frame that are very easy to over look and get cut
suggestion:
when taking the front end apart, position jack underneath lower control arm. put pressure on suspension to slightly compress spring. loosen (read: do not fully remove) castle nuts holding ball joints together. whack ball joints with BFH, they will pop loose (you can also use a pickle fork). after the ball joints are broken loose, slowly and carefully release the tension on the spring. having a chain or something holding the spring might be useful to keep it from popping out.

thanks
 

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"God Damn Buick Regal"
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Get an actual electric drill with a plug, that battery shit will get tired real fast drilling 1/2 inch holes.
yes get one of these cause a battery power drill wont last too long
 

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They call me Skinny....
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Not trying to thread jack, but I thought this would be better than starting a whole new thread about the same thing. Got a 3/5 to put on the other day for my 85 C-10 and when I get a chance I'm gonna' start dropping it. We're doing it with the bed off to make it easier in the back, but other than two jack stands on either side what should I watch for to keep the frame from getting tweaked?
 
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