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Just some guy
67 coupe, 69 Sportsroof, 86 hatchback
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They have to be pressed in "square". At home this means abusing a very large socket with a hammer. Not everyone has a socket this big though. They can be tapped in with a small/medium hammer. The problem is when you tap one side down, the other side jumps up. I can usually get one in by tapping gently all around it, like hitting the numbers on a clockface. 12-6-9-3-7-1-10-5 etc. Back and forth, back and forth. The key is getting the freaking thing started. If you don't have a big socket, you might be able to find something that fits across the race. Not necessarily round, but something that fits across the race so you can smack it and be hitting 6 o'clock and 12 o'clock at the same time. Then turn it so you can hit 3 and 9. Once you get it started then you can tap it the rest of the way in with a hammer and a punch.
Most times they go right in, no trouble. And sometimes....
 
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