I'm seeking advice on the removal of my steering relay box, in the front chassis crossmember.
I thought some heat and hammer might remove it, but that turned out to be false.
Then, I had the brilliant idea of disassembling it, and building some sort of press to remove it.
DO NOT TRY THAT AT HOME. I am a gifted amateur, and thought that I did not need any fancified "directions". That resulted in an extremely angry spring launching the shaft out of the top of the box, denting my garage door, and spraying my neighbor and I with oil heated by the earlier heat and hammer method. Fortunately, we wound out the weekend without a hospital (or morgue) visit.
I now have the empty casting, firmly wedged in the chassis. All retaining bolts, including the ring bolted to the bottom, have been removed. By my count, the thing has been there for almost 50 years, but it is the last part to be removed prior to blasting and galvanizing the chassis, so I need it GONE.
Does anyone have suggestions?
-61 88" Diesel
-63 88" Petrol
-I'll let you know when one is running!