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Author Topic:   bushing removal
justin
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted January 05, 2003 03:24 PM
Just wondering how ya'll remove the bushings out of your control arms? I've been using my hydraulic press but I have a heck of a time doing it without bending the a arm. Just wondering if there are any easier ways of doing it. Thanks in advance.

Justin

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted January 05, 2003 07:17 PM
just heat the steel sleeve with a torch till the rubber drops out, it stinks but is fast and easy...


justin
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted January 05, 2003 07:27 PM
That seems simple enough. I guess it's the simple ideas you don't think about, or at least in my case it is. Thanks.

Justin

loojack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 133
posted January 06, 2003 03:28 PM
Might want to save the outer steel sleeve, a lot of poly bushings don't come with outer sleeves and use the old stock ones. loojack

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted January 06, 2003 07:55 PM
when you heat it the rubber falls out and leaves the steel sleeve in ready to use, i usually put the new ones in while its still a little hot and they drop in with out any pressure or pressing. not to hot though, or theyll melt....


YAZ
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted January 06, 2003 10:27 PM
I made a spacer out of exhuast pipe, in
the shape of a C. I put it in the control arm to keep it from bending and then use
the pess. Works good for unstalling the
new ons also.

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted January 08, 2003 10:57 AM
Use two crewmembers. Have one guy heat it with a torch for about only 5-10 seconds. Then have the other guy drive the rubber out with a hammer and big punch. A lot less smelly and safer if you heat it until it falls out it may come flying out.

justin
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted January 08, 2003 03:55 PM
I used the heating method the other day and it worked well, but I got it a little too hot. Man that burns when the melted rubber gets on your skin, lol. Thanks for all the input so far.

Justin

66jj
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted January 08, 2003 08:39 PM
justin glad you likes it..

yeah that burns i got it on my leg in shorts once.

i have a vise on a stand i put outside to do it.

have fun, if you put the new ones in the freezer they seem to go in easier also if your worried about melting them..

jeff

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