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In my 1957 Fairlane service manual, page 4-7 "Front Suspension Repair", there is a picture of Ford tool T57P-3006-A.
It's used to break the upper and lower ball joints from the steering spindle.
I seriously doubt that I can locate this tool so I'm seeking a substitution...
Anyone have any suggestions?  I'm trying to remove the ball joints from the spindle but leave then in the upper and lower control arms.
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thanks, Mark

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I use a pickle fork. That may do damage the the rubber boots, something I don't worry about because I usually change the ball joints anyway.
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well, I was trying to keep the ball joints as I believe they are still good... no looseness and such...
plus, I'd prefer not to install Chinese parts which is about all that I've been able to find.

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I made a Tool similar to the Ford Tool. Using Hardware from Home Depot. And it works.http://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/e7120a9c-b513-4221-b89f-08e2.jpghttp://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/e2bcfc11-9e07-40cc-9aaa-c282.jpghttp://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/a839619c-c23c-4be4-aefd-4614.jpg Don't destroy the Ball Joints as the replacements are inferior. Most are made Offshore U know where. 

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That's exactly what I'm looking for... put tool between the upper and lower ball joints and turn the tool so that it extends in length and pushes the ball joints our of the spindle!
could you provide a few specifics about the various parts that you used to construct it??

thanks in advance, Mark

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Check your local Oreilly's auto parts. They have a lot of "loaner" tools including a ball joint removal tool. They require a deposit for the replacement value of the tool. So if you don't get back with it in a few days you've bought it. 

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... not trying to remove the ball joints from the control arms; trying to back them out of the spindles without damaging them...

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I use this one to push the stud and pop it out of the spindle. It has never damaged the boot.. so far. Sometimes called a pry bar!


Ball Joint Separator

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where can these items be found?

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I have used threaded rod cut to length with a nut at both ends then back off the nuts to pop them loose. Nothing fancy but works for me.

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