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Thread: My 85' Crown Vic

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    I'm an air-conditioned gypsy gadget73's Avatar
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    getting mine apart involved use of a torch to get it moving. It was rusted solid, the column was not collapsible anymore. Unfortunately the heat de-sprung the spring in there so I had to take it back apart and bend that enough to keep the two shafts tight to one another.

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    It was stuck, I had to use some heat and penetrating fluid, now everything moves freely, the second headache was getting the rivets out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    getting mine apart involved use of a torch to get it moving. It was rusted solid, the column was not collapsible anymore. Unfortunately the heat de-sprung the spring in there so I had to take it back apart and bend that enough to keep the two shafts tight to one another.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1985crownvicltd85 View Post
    It was stuck, I had to use some heat and penetrating fluid, now everything moves freely, the second headache was getting the rivets out.
    Oh yeah. Forgot to mention..heat was involved in my endeavor..so was penetrating fluids. Fun times.
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