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HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

#1 2011-07-20 8:17pm

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HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Well I have many people as me how I took my Tuf Neck apart on my 84 GT Pro restro thread so I thought a post with pictures would be nice instead of trying to explain it in a PM.....
Here we go

Well first take all the hardware you can off first.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09461.jpg

I actually took a Tuf Neck stem into Sears to find the socket that fit the best a 15/16" 6 point is what I came out with.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09462.jpg

Now get a towel and fold it up and lay it on the floor. Then snap the socket on your impact gun. I use an elec. one and it works great for this and freewheels smile Then put your foot on top of the stem so it does not move and have at it. They are all regular thread so hit that reverse button.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09463.jpg

It should only take a second or two and the bolt will be loose.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09464.jpg

Now you need to hand tighten the bolt back in to around a 1/2" away from the stem base.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09465.jpg

I use to use a vise for this step but someone mentioned this awhie back and I thought I would give it a try. Grab a frame and fork you have put together. I used a beater that I will probley never build. Then I put 3 layers off duct tape over the headset so not to damage the bottom of the stem.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09468.jpg

Then I used my razor knife and cut the duct tape away so I could put the stem in the fork.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09469.jpg

Then put the stem in the fork.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09470.jpg

Then give the big bolt a good whack with the hammer. I allways chrome mine so I don't protect it with duct tape, but if you like the finish of yours i would use duct tape to protect the finish.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09471.jpg

Depending on the stem some times it only takes 1 hit but it usually take a few more.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09472.jpg

The shaft should be loose from the stem base now. But if it is not back the bolt out another 1/2" and hit it one more time and it should be loose.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09473.jpg

Here is the stem from my 84 GT Pro Series.
Chrome hardware.

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC08793-1.jpg

Stem after polish and anodize.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC08893-1.jpg

Hand tighten the big bolt them mask off around it but not under it or you will get tape stuck under it. This way your socket won't scratch it if you get to close.
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC08954.jpg

The stem I redid on my 84 was pretty clean to start with but here is the before and after pics.
Before..............

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC08852-1.jpg
After.............
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC08955-1.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC08956-1.jpg

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#2 2011-07-20 8:26pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

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#3 2011-07-20 8:55pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

MOD please fix "neack" to neck in title B4 making a sticky. thanks smile


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#4 2011-07-21 10:32am

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Worked for me before. Thank you bro. cool


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#5 2011-07-21 10:55am

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Awesome thread and perfect timing... I've got 2 Tuf Necks on the way and one need resto smile


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#6 2011-07-21 5:18pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Marked !!! Nice job!!


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#7 2011-07-21 6:53pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Thanks guys. I am glad to help. If you have any other questions feel free to PM me.


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#8 2011-07-22 5:45am

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Great detailed thread.  Not only good info but a model for how to do a "How To" thread with simple descriptions and close up pictures.  Thanks cali!

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#9 2011-07-22 12:03pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

great thread.  subscribed.  thanks, calismooth.


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#10 2011-07-22 12:09pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Tell the folks how you go the quill back into the base. wink


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so what if they make the hole a little more deeper hole. ether way were screwed. but for now some are kinda happy.

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#11 2011-07-22 2:48pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Iceman wrote:

Tell the folks how you go the quill back into the base. wink

And if it slips on the quill...are these rideable?

Nice work, by the way, looks real nice.


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#12 2011-07-22 5:42pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

jakester720 wrote:

Iceman wrote:

Tell the folks how you go the quill back into the base. wink

And if it slips on the quill...are these rideable?

Nice work, by the way, looks real nice.

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#13 2011-07-22 6:10pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

awesome...i just happened to take out my pro neck and tuf neck to try to clean them up. i got the bolt off by hand but had no clue how to get the shaft off. i'll try this and see how it goes smile

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#14 2011-07-22 6:31pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Iceman wrote:

Tell the folks how you go the quill back into the base. wink

I have never had a problem getting it back it. I was actually suprized how easy the first one went back in.
I thought after chrome it would get bigger and not go in, but it went all the way in then I just hit it with the impact and it was as tight as could be smile


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#15 2011-07-22 6:56pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

calismoooth wrote:

Iceman wrote:

Tell the folks how you got the quill back into the base. wink
*fixed for spelling* tongue

I have never had a problem getting it back it. I was actually suprized how easy the first one went back in.
I thought after chrome it would get bigger and not go in, but it went all the way in then I just hit it with the impact and it was as tight as could be smile

Are you just pushing it back in by hand? I have done quite a few of these and always had to hammer them back in. It's really not good if it is that loose. smile


neither was any thing ells are government gave away simi free. that's why this country's broke and six trillion dollars in det already.

so what if they make the hole a little more deeper hole. ether way were screwed. but for now some are kinda happy.

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#16 2011-07-22 7:31pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Iceman wrote:

calismoooth wrote:

Iceman wrote:

Tell the folks how you got the quill back into the base. wink
*fixed for spelling* tongue

I have never had a problem getting it back it. I was actually suprized how easy the first one went back in.
I thought after chrome it would get bigger and not go in, but it went all the way in then I just hit it with the impact and it was as tight as could be smile

Are you just pushing it back in by hand? I have done quite a few of these and always had to hammer them back in. It's really not good if it is that loose. smile

I have redone around 5 or 6 now and there was only one that I would remember that was snug going back in and I just held the stem side and hit the shaft on a floor mat I have outside and it went right in. Don't get me wrong they are never super loose they just don't require force to get them back in. Hope this clears things up a bit. smile


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#17 2011-07-31 10:36pm

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Well got this stem back from polish and chrome so I will update how to put it back together within a day or 2 big_smile


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#18 2011-09-30 7:45pm

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I am glad this post was here so I could figure out how the stem came apart.  Got to the part where you are supposed to beat the quill out of the stem itself.  Had the stem protected with wood supported by the vise but after beating it for a few minutes and it not moving I decided to change strategies.  I did not want to F up the stem by continuing down this road.  Pulled out some of the big boy tools, a ball joint press.  Couple turns of the screw and it slid right out.  Much safer for the part.  May even try and use it for the re-install.

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#19 2011-10-01 3:04pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Cool idea there. If you have the tools to do it that way it seems like it would work good.


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#20 2011-10-01 5:23pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Helpful thread, I wish it was posted when I had my issue.

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#21 2011-10-01 6:22pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

calismoooth wrote:

Cool idea there. If you have the tools to do it that way it seems like it would work good.

Just lucky I used to mess with old 4x4's, have a ton of auto tools from that past hobby.  Bikes are so much easier.


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#22 2011-10-27 6:28pm

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The method you used for disassembly will work for all Tuff Necks (inverted chrome square front Pat Pending script)?

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#23 2011-10-27 9:46pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

yes they are all the same


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#24 2011-10-27 11:24pm

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

this is a great thread... you just need to know how to push hard and then it goes in easy wink


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#25 2011-10-28 10:27am

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Re: HOW TO: Take that Tuff or Pro neck apart for restoration

Johnnny wrote:

this is a great thread... you just need to know how to push hard and then it goes in easy wink

Don't forget the lube.


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