so here we are again, another Monday of updates lol.
i thoroughly soaked those exhaust studs with blaster. and here are the results!
Strike 2, 3, and Defeat....
frustrating. i tried vice grips on there but they wont bite. i'm thinking i might weld a nut on the end of it at this point and see how that goes.
Guess which one is the brake line i made lol
then i spent a wholllle lot of time trying to re-install the subfame. had several issues with it not lining up right, catching on something, etc.. etc... after a couple hours of messing with it my wife came home and gave me a hand. all bolted back in and re-torqued. i THINK i got the steering shaft collar/connector installed correctly, but i'm not 100% sure. i can't remember how it looked when i took it apart. it looks a little bunched up, but maybe its normal. i'll snap a pic this week sometime.
no pics of the broken bolts i drilled out of the rear sub-frame area just because there is nothing exciting about that.
so after i installed the front subfame, i tried really REALLY hard to do the tie rods. these things are so rusted up they wont budge. i'm open to any suggestions for this. i soaked them in PB and got to open end wrenches lined up to break that nut loose, but they just keep slipping.
i'm really leaning towards just grabbing my sawzall and hacking the outers off, sliding that boot off, then using the tie rod tool to remove the inners.
i did a few other misc. things, nothing really worth noting. i'm waiting on my order from Delray to show up to finish the ITR oil cooler install. other than that, i'm going to try to remove a few thiings here and there on the transmission after work this week so i just have to drop it out come Friday night or saturday. then the "fun" stuff ensues lol.