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Is there a step by step instructions I can read up on to remove the k-frame complete so I can rebuild and re-install complete?
 
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I would guess its in the shop manual for the car. You don't really need to drop the K frame to rebuild the suspension....it all bolts on.

Is the engine / trans currently in or out of the car? Do you plan on removing the engine / trans with the K frame? steps will depend on what is currently connected to the K frame.

I like to remove the engine and trans as one unit with the K frame, down thru the bottom of the car. Give us some more detail on what you want to do....
 
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OK...its pretty straight forward:  (from memory....so double check me on this)
1)  lift up front end by the frame rails
2)  remove front wheels
3) release the preload on the T bar adjusters a LCA (both sides)
4) remove clips, and remove T bars (if possible - if not, see notes)
5) remove steering coupler pin and push back coupler (may have to pull column up slightly from inside the car)
6) assuming a front disk car....remove brake rotors.  Then disconnect the LBJ / knuckle at the 2 bolts, through the spindle.
The LBJ will stay attached to the LCAs and the spindle will stay with the UCA on the car. (same operation on both sides)
7) support the K frame....and turn out the 4 large K frame retaining bolts., drop K frame out of the way.

Note: make sure the steering box doenst' hang up on the couple. Also...if the T bars were loose, but didn't come off through the tranny crossmember spools...you
can remove them as the K member comes off. this is helpful if they are reall stuck in the LCA sockets.

Hope this helps..
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No, that pretty much sounds like all it is. Pretty easy. Hardest part will be actually getting the eccentric bolts out so you can pull the upper arms. They can be a pain.
 
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that won't be necessary if you break the spindle at the 2 LBJ bolts. the UCAs / calipers (if disk) will stay with the car. No need to brake the fluid lines.
 

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gasman, you can have a look at my CarDomain site and check out the photos of the "K" Frame removal from my 66. It may or may not help you, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. As bbscamp mentioned, if you have problems removing the torsion bars, just take a good sized hammer and tap forward on the back of the K Member after it is unbolted, alternating from side to side, and the K Member will actually come off the torsion bars. After that they are a snap to remove from the rear mount. Hope this helps.

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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2115668
 
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