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Are hollow kingpins harder to remove?
« on: December 04, 2023, 07:11:04 AM »
I have some Ace AF1 baseplates, want to convert them into inverted kingpins.  I recall someone on here trying to remove kingpins and having trouble. Someone pointed out how hollow kingpins on a cast plate can be harder. is this true?
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Re: Are hollow kingpins harder to remove?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2023, 10:21:36 PM »
If youíre banging on the hollow kingpin I could see it bending.

You could try heating up the kingpin. Use a torch or hold it over a candle. Shoukd help them separate.

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Re: Are hollow kingpins harder to remove?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2023, 11:59:42 AM »
thanks man. i did some research on the "Fuckwithyourtrucks" IG and saw that using a ball joint separator and some WD40 helps.
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Re: Are hollow kingpins harder to remove?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2023, 01:37:30 PM »
Ball joint separator could work. Hadnít thought of that. Might be a little tricky with the kingpin angle.

You can usually borrow a tool like that for free from a big chain auto parts store like autozone, oreillys, etc.

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Re: Are hollow kingpins harder to remove?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2023, 07:16:14 AM »
Ball joint separator could work. Hadnít thought of that. Might be a little tricky with the kingpin angle.

You can usually borrow a tool like that for free from a big chain auto parts store like autozone, oreillys, etc.


I ordered one off amazon and it was too short. I saw one video on youtube and the guy has a link on the ball joint separator he used.

and damn i didn't know that you could borrow tools from those stores.  Ill update how that works on here.
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Re: Are hollow kingpins harder to remove?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2023, 02:18:55 AM »
A >12oz hammer.
A sacrificial kingpin nut.
A hard surface you can hammer on.

Thread the sacrificial kingpin nut nylock first onto the threads. Tighten until the nut sits 1-2mm higher than the top of the kingpin. Put the baseplate on a hard surface, kingpin facing up. Safety squints. Hold the baseplate and hit the nut firmly and hard repeatedly with the hammer. It may take a minute or two of swinging.

If you forgo the sacrificial nut, the threads will become peened, and you'll have to file them down to fully remove the kingpin. Good luck!

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Re: Are hollow kingpins harder to remove?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2023, 05:49:21 PM »
Hey thanks for the tip! I ended up using a ball joint separator tool and it came in within 30 seconds. Nice Shen Yun poster ;)











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Re: Are hollow kingpins harder to remove?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2023, 09:22:26 PM »
I have some Ace AF1 baseplates, want to convert them into inverted kingpins.  I recall someone on here trying to remove kingpins and having trouble. Someone pointed out how hollow kingpins on a cast plate can be harder. is this true?



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