Every ball joint replacement instructional video or website I've looked up online indicates that to remove the ball joint you must use a special tool to pop the ball out of the socket.
When ordering new parts for my Mk1 Golf/Rabbit I realised the ball joints look like this:
I'm assuming I can just bolt off/on the ball joint at the base. The only thing that concerns me is the top - I'm not sure how that attaches as it does not appear threaded.
Would anyone know if any special tools are required for this job?