dont forget to do a vid when you put it back together
That would be a very boring video with lots of swearing.
I have no desire to ever take it apart that far again. I really had no desire to do it this time, but one of the bearings kept sliding out of the leg of the press frame so I had to pull it all apart so I could loctite the bearing into the frame.
There was a decent amount of dead blow hammer usage. I think when the guy who makes the conversion puts them together he must freeze/heat the parts to get them to slide together. Or maybe he also uses a 4lb dead blow to put it together. It came apart fairly easy, but getting the drive shaft back through everything was a beast.
It was a good learning experience. I had about 25k rounds on it at the time I pulled it apart and all the grease looked brand new so I know 25k is nothing on this setup.
I only had 1 screw left over, but then I realized I didnt put the guide back on the primer feed station.
Its like my grandpa used to say "anybody can tear anything apart, but nobody can tear something back together again".
It actually worked again after I put it back together!
Also tackled the rebuild of the trimmer which wasnt that bad, but pulling the old bearings off was a beast and took 2 guys with my crappy Chinese harbor freight bearing puller. 1 guy to hold the whole disaster of a bearing puller together and the arms on the bearing and the other guy to turn the wrench.