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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rear spring bush removal ??

Hello out there...

I got a problem with removing the stock rear spring bushings (fr)... Any clues on how to get these things out? They've been in a little salt water so they're really frozen in there. I'm probably going to take the torch to them... but I don't wnat to heat up those springs too much... dontcha know...

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Re: Rear spring bush removal ??

Use a torch. Once they are on fire, just let them burn.. Then use a hammer and punch or an air chisle to remove the steel sleeve.
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I used a drill with a large bit and made a shiiit load of holes in the bushings and then pushed em out with a chisel [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Im with pugrocker 10 min your done
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I just cut the end piece into 10 pieces then welded it back together again.. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Rear spring bush removal ??

Once the rubber and center is removed, make 2 cuts into the metal sleeve, the use a chisel or similar implement to drive it out....
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Re: Rear spring bush removal ??

Like they said......

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Assemble a hacksaw through the middle of the bushing and make two cuts 180* apart, then use a chisel to knock 'em out.
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Oh Yeah... that's why the fabulous sawzall was created [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] melt the rubber out and fire up the sawzall and zip you're done...
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I like the torch method. Wait for a day when the wind is blowing towards your nosey neighbors house and let'um burn! [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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