November 24, 2003

Tire and Running Board Removal

Maybe I should just make that running board removal, only.... The lug nuts on the front wheel would not budge:

Fortunately, Mike's birthday was on the 18th. I had bought him a box containing some air tools:

The box had four air tools, an air-impact wrench, a paint spray gun, ratchet wrench and an air hammer. So, we dragged out the trusty air compressor:

Mike hooked up the air wrench:

And started in on the lug nuts:

Except, they wouldn't budge.....

We may need to rent an air wrench with a higher torque capacity. In the meanwhile, I have been spraying the bolts with WD-40, in hopes that that might help loosen them.

So the day wasn't a complete waste, I decided to remove the running boards:

These were some el-cheapos that were put on quite recently, so I figured they would be easy to remove. I got to use Mike's new ratchet wrench on the bolts. They came off easily and I was able to remove both sides:

Posted by Valkyre at November 24, 2003 11:31 PM