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    Posted: 20-October-2018 at 11:00AM
Hello all,
Ran into an issue, upper ball joints appear to be riveted in. How do I get them out? There was one nut I could remove but they are still in solid. I will work on the lowers while I wait for an answer. Thanks
Mark
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grind the heads of the rivets off! new ones come with bolts and nuts to attach themWink
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oh and you may need to drive them out with a punch and hammer....after the heads are removed
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Like John says you can use a hammer and a punch.  Or an air chisel with a punch type head is helpful if you have one to drive the rivets out once you cut the heads off.  Once the rivets are knocked out you can remove it. 
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