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Old 09-21-2014, 10:54 PM   #1
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Changing trailing arm crossmember

Can you change to a PB trailing arm crossmember without pulling the cab? Mine will be here tomorrow and was hopeing I could just drive some rivets out and bolt it in. Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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Re: Changing trailing arm crossmember

You can, did mine that way.

Biggest trouble I had was drilling the new holes square to the frame on the top. A heavy duty right angle drill motor would help.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:29 PM   #3
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Re: Changing trailing arm crossmember

Hey guys sorry to bring up this super old thread, but I am curious how you go about drilling out the top rivets when the cab is still on? I want to change my TA crossmember as well but definitely do not want to remove the cab if it isn't 100% required! thx
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:29 PM   #4
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Re: Changing trailing arm crossmember

Use an air chisel to take the heads of and then drive them out. .
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Re: Changing trailing arm crossmember

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Use an air chisel to take the heads of and then drive them out. .
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But can you do that with the cab on? Doesn't seem like a whole lot of room between the top of the frame and the bottom of the cab to do that...
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:18 AM   #6
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Re: Changing trailing arm crossmember

You can get to them from the bottom side. It is a real pain to do it with the cab on. If you are not saving the old cross member take and cut it off with a sawsall close to the frame to get it out the way and it eases getting to the rivets with the air chisel.
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