Steering Gearbox Removal
I'm beginning the restoration of a 1971 IIa and doing it by media blasting the frame to remove old undercoating, original paint and very light surface rust. This truck has 35k miles on it and has spent its life in Colorado Springs so it's nearly rust and corrosion free. Very little has ever been removed or altered. I was able to disassemble the entire truck except for the steering gearbox (relay unit) without a single drop of LiquidWrench or cutting a single bolt or screw! It has been amazingly easy. However, I'm running into a problem getting the steering gearbox out of the frame. I removed the two retainer bolts on top, and the four bolts holding the plate in on the bottom. Soaked it in Liquidwrench and banged on the drop arm rod with no movement of the box. I even tried prying gently from the top. Am I missing something?
I was hoping to get it to the media blaster today!
'86 110 / '91 110 / '71 IIa / '11 4Runner Trail / '93 Silverado / '63 VW Bus / '07 Frontier