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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Removing rear shock absorber lower anchor pin

Hi all,

One of my projects over the next few weeks is to remove the lower control arms and the one upper control arm that are attached to my rear axle. The bushings are bad and there is some rust on the pieces so I am going to rust bathe them, paint them and press new bushings in. Part of this project is to remove the lower anchor pins as well. On page 8 of the service manual, it is recommended to use tool J-7063 to remove the lower anchor pins. I tried doing a search for that tool but came up empty.

Can anyone describe to me what that tool is?

Is there another method for removing that pin without a specialized tool?

Thanks for you help.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 01:01 PM
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If you have the Chassis Service Manual it shows a picture of all of GM's specialty tools. You can then go to your corner auto parts store to see if they rent something similar.

I have found an acetylene torch and a big hammer works for most chassis repairs as adding heat loosens most parts, and the Ford tool works wonders ; as well as relieving stress.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 05:45 PM
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I have yet to encounter a rear lower shock bolt that this won't remove after the nut is off:


Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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Cut off both ends of the bolt and remove the shock. Easy to remove on the bench.

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If it is on your 64, cut both sides of shock mount with a sawzall with a metal blade,
punch the rest out. Of course you will need to by new mounts. They are right around 40.00 dollars.

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Thanks to everyone who responded. A 2 x 4 and a 3lb hammer did the trick.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-2016, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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After I took off the rear lower controls arms, I marked them with chalk as to which side they came off of. I took them to a service station to have the bushings pressed out and when they were done, the chalk was rubbed off - I know it was stupid, I should have marked them some other way.

When I look at both pieces they seem identical. Does anyone know for sure if both arms are identical and thus it does not matter which side they go on when I reassemble everything?

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