Reaming four bushings cost me $130! The reamer was $103. Then I had to rent a drill to fit the 1/2 inch reamer bit. Home Depot did not have one so I went to the local rental store. They did not have a 1/2 drill, but the drill they had, had a triangular end. It worked by putting the reamer in deeper past the reamers square end.
Drill rental was $27. Just say'n. Just sharing.
Sounds bad, but that is only two fill ups of fuel in my modern pickup truck. So, maybe that isn't a bad deal. I'm glad you were able to get your shackles installed.
Mike you are an optimist! Thanks for the encouragement!
Sell the reamer to someone and recoup part of the cost?
Mike, You can fill up twice for that money, That barley covers one tank of diesel for my 06 Dodge! I've bought lot of tools that Iv only used once.
Yikes, that's a lot for a reamer.
I use 8 point sockets on taps and reamers, and use a ratchet or drill.
I took my spindles to the local machinist/blacksmith. He reamed them while I waited and wouldn't charge a thing. I bought him some lunch
I installed new bushings in the spring perches and springs. I bought new shackles and installed them. I didn't ream anything on my 21 rebuild. They had a good fit and work fine. ????????????
Don't you just hate it when you post a screwin' on the Forum and the last 3 posters just feel compelled to "I", "I", "I" their more advantageous experiences?
Same here John I did not have to do anything to mine after installing them. They fit great. Think I would have used a drill bit or something like a break cylinder hone first.