I have an early Quigley with the square tubes and the higher
I bought Super spring 880s and some Bilstein 5100 shocks [which NOT fit, as I have the high mount nobody has ever reported before].
I tried to loosen the big screw - but I was not happy.
I have read that after lowering the axle, disconnecting the sway bar, before that disconnecting the bumper and the shock - you can get to the screw via looong socket.
I thought this would be easy going. Of course in Germany you cannot get a lift that can support > 3 tons (3000kg). Therefore this stupid way. Anyway...
From what I have seen, this screw is holden by a nut that is welded into the Quigley part on the Dana 60 itself, isntīt it?
I "think" it is a roughly 30 mm Screw head - but not exactly. Via extension, as you see above, I fitted a ratchet with a 2 yard extension
. It just bend
So I quid -because it was one of these days when something else will go extremely wrong if you move on ...
So I thought: better think twice.
I cannot be the only one with that issue. This is threaded in since 25 years. I used chemical stuff before of course.
If I cut the coils I will have easy access - if I screw up - I will be f***d!
Which size of nut do I have to use? 28 mm is too small, 30 mm too wide, 29 mm? Is it imperial? A Strange size.
Has anyone destroyed the screw in welded a new nut in? Would this make sense?