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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2004, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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how to install jl's rtlb?

try for 3 hours using different method either the back sit at the ground or both in the air or even one wheel at the ground there's no way i can put it in. using hammer and half way through that bar will just spring out. hellllppppp~~~~

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It fits real tight. Try this, get a bar that is slightly shorter than where the brace goes into. Get a nut and a bolt. Put the nut on the bolt. Put the bolt into the end of the bar. Now stick the bar bolt set up between the mounting points of the brace in such a way that you will still be able to get the brace up there. Use wrenches to back the nut off the bolt which essentially makes your bolt rod combination longer. This will help spread it apart to aid in getting the brace in. Clamping devices and BFH's are also still helpful. You'll probably need two people. Have someone hold the bar with a pipe wrench while you turn the bolt out so it doesn't slide around too much.

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I've had 2-3 people complain about the RTLB being a really tight fit,and then others have said that the piece simply falls out while they're trying to start the bolts.It seems that Ford has a really loose tolerance on the rear K-member.
4 cam has a good idea..I never though about trying that..
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Thats exactly what I had to do to get mine in. It worked but still did not go in easily. The clamp I was using wasn't a C clamp but a squeeze handle type clamp, not sure what they are actually called. Was also using a hammer. Good luck

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Was also using a hammer.
Worked for me!

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was thought about the 4 cam bird's way but always fear that route will twisted the mounting point and break the weld. but if it works for you then i might as well try.

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4 cam, I dont "understand" your instructions.....Can you come over to IA this weekend and "show" me what you are talking about?!?!?!?!?



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I'll be in Sioux City next weekend most likely

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j/k......thought maybe a joke would lighten me up a bit from work stress. Going to be replacing control arms and bolts this weekend. Teach me to go off roading. Should of slowed down for that corner I guess.

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I read that, work, stress, ha. Liven up the boredom maybe.

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4 cam, I dont "understand" your instructions.....Can you come over to IA this weekend and "show" me what you are talking about?!?!?!?!?



JL, I need to get this from you. Let me know this shipping charge to 55318 please.

Thanks,

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$78 shipped dude..I'm about 2 weeks max out from having more ready.
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