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Old 03-02-2021, 10:20 PM   #26
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

Just a thought, how old are your shocks. Your going to have them off anyway. I call this sensous. Sensous are already doing it. You might as well replace ..... LOL
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Old 03-04-2021, 12:09 PM   #27
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

My new KBY's come in today, so I am doing them 1st. Though my fronts appear to be originals, with the frame stud in the upper shock. So I am all worried about getting this off being at 150 ft lbs and then getting the new supplied KBY stud on @150 ft lbs. On the passenger side, I think it is the EEC fuel lines running real close to that frame nut.
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Old 03-18-2021, 12:05 PM   #28
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

I just came across this thread again and remembered something I forgot to mention previously. While you're doing the front end refresh, you should really replace the lower a-arm u-bolts. The original ones were 7/16" or 1/2" and are prone to snapping when reversing with the wheel turned to full lock in either direction. The Dorman 13503 are the ones you want to get. They're a thicker 9/16" and will not snap like the stockers can.
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:24 PM   #29
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

Okay, I just about have all my parts from RockAuto.

What is the best way to paint these guys black?

1. degrease / clean the new parts
2. I assume any old rust-oleum
3. rust-oleum Black - Semi or Stain?

I wouldn't think high-temp rust-oleum would be needed for frontend parts ....

PS: darn it forgot the Dorman UBolts!
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:45 PM   #30
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

I found this, should be good enough for these little parts on the front end.

VHT ESP671007 Satin Black Roll Bar and Chassis Paint Can
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:31 PM   #31
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

Yes, clean off any surface rust and degrease the parts. After clean, I spray them off with some brake cleaner and then you can start painting. I used the VHT paint too. I sprayed 4 coats on mine.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:31 PM   #32
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

Of all the tasks rebuilding the Arm Shafts will be the most difficult to do.
One needs a 1-5/8" socket or something that opens up that large.
I have seen pipe wrenches and 16" crescent wrench work but it's not pretty!
Best off to brake the large nuts loose while they are still on the truck.
Most people don't have a vise and table heavy enough to get them apart.
Don't forget to mark the alignment shim location.
Best of luck on your project.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:39 PM   #33
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

Thanks guys!
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:12 PM   #34
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Re: Refreshing the Fontend 72 C10

All Moog here too for a complete front end rebuild on my 1972 GMC C15. But I didn't order them online and have to wait. My local auto parts store had everything on the shelf. So I got it all the same day. Plus if something was wonky, I could return it to them and not have to ship it back.

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