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Old September 13, 2004, 15:44   #11
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Step 10 is to install the LS. Lubricate the long portion of the LS and insert it into the receiver LS hole. As you can see from the attached photo, I use my vise to press the LS into place. You can use C-clamps, hydraulic presses, and even vise-grips. Take notice that the pressing tool I use is nothing more than a 1/4" drive hex head bit held in place on the vise jaws by a cheapo magnet (saves needing 3 or 4 hands). The wood is used to prevent damage to the reciver from the jaws.

Some guys say it is alright to hammer the LS into place. I do not. The LS is a hardened piece of steel and if you hit the dog bone wrong, you could crack or break it off, ruining the LS.
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