Wasted ball joints.
MDRP 4" exhaust.
Masked & primed.
Front end back together.
Weird stress cracks on front grill sheetmetal.
Stress cracks welded up.
Done with that.
Front headlight pods and grill removed to access cracked sheetmetal.
ZF-S5-42 build plate. Synchros wasted, and double mass clutch also worn out.
Disassembling the front steering knuckle.
Knuckle removed for ball joint replacement. Tie rod end was over the hill. Axle shaft needed a new u-joint too.
Seems every u-joint on this truck is FUBAR'd.
Time for new u-joint!
New ball joints. Need to change that nasty tie rod end.
Nice, new u-joint pressed in the front axle shaft.
Shiny new lower ball joint.
Sigh. Broken Ford part number F4TZ9J294A.