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Old July 1st, 2016, 12:14 AM
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Boge Self-leveling unit

Hi folks,

In the process of attempting to rebuild my 110 self-leveling unit and it's clear that I have as close to zero chance as possible about removing the upper ball joint assembly. It's in there like a sonofabitch and can't get the nut spun off to release the ball joint.

So, I'm looking to source another bodge unit. Let me know what you've got!

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Old July 1st, 2016, 12:39 AM
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I'd pull the whole A-Arm and do it out from under the truck.

-Jeff
Oh, the whole assembly is torn down off the truck I'm just looking to see if I can find something that's a little less questionable than my nearly 30-year old unit.

After much cursing, chiseling, and copious use of my MAP torch, I made progress on the upper ball joint, but I still need to get it out of the boge unit. Of course, it looks like I'll need to make some custom wrench to fit the tight space.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 07:01 AM
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Heat to red and a good impact didn't do it? You an always use a grinder to cut a slot in the nut and chisel it off
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Old July 1st, 2016, 08:30 AM
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Thought the conventional wisdom on the Boge unit was to leave them off. Land Rover dropped it with no regrets.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 04:47 PM
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Actually they were a great idea and great to have. They were just too costly.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 05:04 PM
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What's the preventive maintenance script on these things?
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Old July 1st, 2016, 05:19 PM
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What's the preventive maintenance script on these things?
Prayer
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Old July 1st, 2016, 05:21 PM
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ha! I hear prayer carpets also reflect heat and vibes.
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 02:55 PM
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it looks like I'll need to make some custom wrench to fit the tight space.
Is this anything?:
https://www.zoro.com/proto-thin-patt...es/g/00108679/

And if you come up with a good confirmation for the size of that one very thin, but huge-diameter nut on the Boge, please post the size for posterity.
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 05:34 PM
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Found this bookmarked.
Download the PDF linked in the last paragraph.

http://www.roversd1.info/misc/suspension.html
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