See my profile, Can show you many homemade modifications...Can do almost anything for a CJ!
IS THE OLD TUBE COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM THE BLOCK?
IS THE NEW ONE CORRECT, CAN YOU PRECISION MEASURE AND COMPARE THE TUBES?
So this will make sense, follow 1st....Do Later:
1st---find a METAL ROD, that will fit tightly(still rotate EZily) INSIDE of your tube, the full length of the tube, but sticks out 3-4 inches. (Threaded rod and a nut, will achieve this same goal)
2nd---find 3-4 steel washers that will tightly slide on the Metal Rod, and will Butt against the Upper end of the tube.
3rd---Lock a pair of VISE GRIPS on the metal rod, REALLY TIGHT against the washers....Does this look like a GOOD IMPROVISED DRIVING TOOL?
4th---REMOVE THE TUBE from this Improvised assembly......at a very steep angle, file it (the tube) into somewhat of a bevel, all the way around, on the block end.
5th---Put tube in the FREEZER for a few hours/ if you so happen, to have Dry Ice, it would speed things up (to shrink it)
6th---remove from freezer----VERY QUICLY assemble it on Improvised Driving Tool (IDT!).......drive her home with a hammer.(before tube warms up!)
If you do not understand, let me know!
Let me know your outcome, and if you want to see some of my "Trick CJ Stuff".
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 AT 4:42 PM