Actually, you can just use a 2x4 about 16-18" long (wood), jack the car up and as it comes up, let the board get wedged flatwise against the frame rail, between the uca and the frame rail, the important thing is the uca is not bottomed out, put the car up on jackstands, as you will have to use the jack more. Once it is high enough, then remove the tire, remove the cotter pin on the upper ball joint, loosen the nut on the upper ball joint several turns but don't take the nut off, put the floor jack under the lower control arm by the lower ball joint to support it, put don't put pressure on it to lift the lca. Use a ball joint popper to pop the upper ball joint loose in the uca. Once that is done, if the old ball joint is original it will be held in by rivets and they will have to have the heads ground off and punched out with a punch and a hammer, not too tough, if the old ball joint was a replacement, it will be held by grade8 bolts and nuts. You will need to torque the nut on the new ball joint to minimum spec, and keep in mind the holes on the ball joint and the slots on the nut will have to line up to insert the cotter pin, and then turn it tighter just enough to get the holes lined up. Good Luck.
Last edited by rex1965; 08-14-2016 at 04:17 PM.
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