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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2000, 09:57 AM
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Radius Arm Bushings

I just bought new radius arm bushings for my 96 Bronco, I was wondering how difficult they are to put it. On my passengers side the bracket is bolted in and on the drivers side there is a mix of bolts and rivits. Is it as easy as unbolting the bracket and the radius arm nut and sliding the old bushings off and installing the new. I know that I will have to grind out the rivits on the drivers side.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2000, 04:47 PM
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Re: Radius Arm Bushings

ya, the bushing isnt all to bad to replace. I replaced the passenger side bushing on my 95 Bronco in about an hour. (it was totally shot, the driver side is still pretty good). Youll just need a little bit of elbow grease and perhaps a strong screwdriver or along those lines to helps align the bolt holes when your putting them back in. (things shifts a bit when all the bolts are out.) I think there is actually a whole kit that you can get from ford that includes a few other little things other than just the bushing.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2000, 07:21 PM
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Re: Radius Arm Bushings

I have an '88 Bronco and both brackets are riveted. Any suggestions? Is it wise to grind the rivets and install grade 8 bolts? I can't see another way of removing the bushings without removing the front axle.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2000, 12:41 AM
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Re: Radius Arm Bushings

I have a 90 Bronco and one side is rivits and the other is bolts. It took me probably 15 minutes to unbolt the one side, but took my over 5 hours to get the rivits off. They were a pain in the ass. I hade to drill the heads off, then drill another hole through the whole rivit and then bash the hell out of the rivits. In matter of fact, I still haven't got one off, but the bracket fell off anyways. I'm warning you, the rivits are hell!

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