Join Date: May 2017
Location: Miramar, FL
Bronco Info: 1994 EB 351W
Yesterday I loosened the top bolt on the axle half and was able to get the bottom one installed fully but now the top one is slightly cross threaded when I tighten it. I think I'm going to have to enlarge the hole on the radius arm so it goes in straight and not at an angle. I basically traded the bottom bolt of the radius arm for the top one, which is fine by me, at least I can see the hole without placing my head under the axle half. I tried ratchet straps to bring the radius arm hole closer to the hole on the axle half but the radius arm bottoms out on the axle, I'd either have to take off the arm completely and grind down the edge where it contacts the axle or make the radius arm hole slightly bigger, I'm going with the latter.
What tool and what size do you guys recommend to open up that radius arm hole bigger and what's the safest way to do it while its on the axle half without damaging the threads on the axle half hole?
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