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Wes, it took me several hours to get those trunnions out of three frame parts. It's indeed a nightmare. I'm glad you got them out and are on your way to a restored top frame.

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5/16-18 button head socket cap screw is readily available and I just re-threaded my 8mm hole to this size.
5/16 is just slightly larger than 8mm so it seems to work nicely. 5/8" long is probably the ticket. The 1/2" long 5/16-18 I bought is slightly too short.

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The amazon wrench broke on me at the pin. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Wow. I'm really sorry, Wes. Which one did George buy? I seem to remember his looked user modified.

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Going to make a socket or try the milled nose. The pin is too fragile for frozen flat nuts. Oh well.
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Ah, you were loosening the nut. Use a MAP torch to heat them up. Quench with WD 40, repeat, repeat...

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