Sorry in advance for the long post below
I'm in the process of removing a 3" body lift that the previous owner had installed, and I'm stuck mainly in one area. This is on a 95 extended cab. I have removed all the 3" pucks (6) on the cab, and have replaced all the body mounts (thanks to 4Crawler).
I've removed the extended front bumper brackets, along w/ the extended brackets on the radiator, so everything was going decently smooth, until I got to the steering shaft extension.
It has a set screw in it, and looks alot like the pictures of a performance accessories lift kit shaft extension, and it wasn't the block that bolted to the top of the rag joint. I got the shaft up & out of the rag joint coupler, but I can't get the extension itself off of the steering shaft. I've soaked it with PB blaster, tried to spread it open some (after the set screw was removed), beat on it, etc... but it's being ornery. It's way too long once the cab is set back down, so it has to come off. I thought I would take the steering shaft out, so I could get to it better, but after 30 minutes of taking all this stuff loose under the dash, I can't even figure out how the shaft can come out w/o removing the whole column? I've attached a picture - the circled part is the top of the extension, and the one kind of in the rectangle, is the rag joint coupler.
ANY advice and/or ideas on how to remove this piece would be greatly appreciated!
PS - I tried raising my voice and swearing at it, but that didn't work either - and I almost thought I heard it laughing at me!