Re: [DML] Re: Toby Tabs
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Re: [DML] Re: Toby Tabs



Bernie,

If you're still having problems getting the TAB out a trick I found when 
doing mine was to use a flat-head screw driver and knock all of the shims 
out so you have a gap between the trailing arm and the frame.  Then use a 
wrench and start to tighten the nut on the TAB.  What this did for me was 
actually create a crude press since it started to pull the TAB through the 
trailing arm, not much obviously, but just enough to break the corrosion 
that held it in.  It still took some muscle to get it out the rest of the 
way, but at least it was moving.  Funny enough my passenger side TAB came 
out no problem, not sure why that it is.

Good Luck,
Todd Nelson
1561, Vermont
http://www.rit.edu/~tan5732


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bernie" <bmanderville@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 8:05 PM
Subject: [DML] Re: Toby Tabs


> All,
>
> I too am in the process of replace my TABs with Toby's but my tabs are
> so corroeded I can't even turn the bolts.  Today I managed to at least
> get the passenger side shims to move (thats a good thing),  I am using
> a new penetrating oil called Gibbs, expensive as all get out but it
> works.  $32 for two cans.  I will give a full review once I get this
> project completed.
>
> One 5lb hammer and a stratigaclly placed punch/chisel should take care
> of the problem without resosrting to the torch.
>
> Bernie 





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