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Post by zabo on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:39 am

so i need to rebuild my spindles.
It looks pretty straightforward except for the king pin bushing reaming.

Do you guys usually have a shop do this or does someone close by have a reamer I could borrow?
Also any tips are welcome, will be my 1st time doing this.
thanks
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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by fluxcap on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:50 am

KCW has a quicktime video on how to do it yourself if you can find a reamer.
http://www.kustomcoachwerks.com/movies/spindles.mov

I had herrells do mine. I supplied the bushings and pins, and they pressed, reamed, and assembled them for $100.

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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by Heinz57 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:55 pm

I did my own from the KCW video also. I had fluffy (Chris) over at Lindy's ream my king pin bushings only. He charged me $20.00 and did it on the spot. When I tore it all apart, I degreased and blasted everything to bare metal to check for cracks. Went together fine. Took about an hour per side to reassemble King and link pins including priming and painting everything. Now on all 4's.

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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by allan4570 on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:34 pm

Anyone used Tom's VW on Austell Road for King / Link Pin work?
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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by allan4570 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:56 am

I got my spindles back from Tom's. He did a good job and I have no complaints. Got them cleaned and painted now and ready to install them on the beam.
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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by buggin70 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:04 am

its tims just so you know lol
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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by vwovalchild on Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:28 am

I thinks he was meaning Tom's on Austell road. Theres a Tim's and Tom's LOL
Allan how did he do and how much was he?
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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by buggin70 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:40 am

o ive only heard of tims sorry lol
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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by vwovalchild on Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:35 am

Thats ok!! Toms foreign car repair has been around along time as well
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Re: king and link rebuild

Post by allan4570 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:36 pm

Yea, that's ok, about the Tom's. He is a little place tucked away on Austell Road close to where it dead ends into South Cobb Drive. You can never find a parking place.
Eric, Dave the guy that runs Tom's now took a couple of days. I supplied the parts and he charged me 75.00.
I now have the spindles clean painted greased and on the beam finally.
Now to get the pan painted then I can start assembling the running gear.
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