Saturday started out nice and sunny so it was a good time to replace the balljoints in the neighbors S-10 pickup. Balljoints aren't the most pleasant job in the world to do but very manageable if you have the right tools and a good place to do them. Tools needed for this job are (2) floor jacks, (2) jackstands, a balljoint press (you can rent them for free at autozone), a set of assorted metric wrenches, a metric socket set with a big breaker bar, a set of allen wrenches, some side cutters, pliers, and a lug nut wrench. Tools that will make it a ton easier are a compressor with an impact gun, and a rivet gun with a chisel set and a flat set.
Here is the upper control arm cleaned and prepped for the new balljoint.