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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2010, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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upper control arm bushes

I have a new upper control arm kits for my 67, and was wondering whats the trick in removing the old ones.
I cant get enough push on the bolted part to move the bush, i thought about just cutting it, then i could pul it out and then press the old bushes out.
getting the new kit in will be easy, so obviously theres a trick or a special way to push these suckers.
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Re: upper control arm bushes

Take a torch and burn the rubber out. Then take a hack saw apart and insert the blade into the outer shell and put it back together and carefully cut the outer shell and you will be able to knock the shell out with a hammer and chisel.

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Re: upper control arm bushes

I ended up doing mine by taking the arms into a suspension shop, and they pressed them out and pressed the new ones in.
A lot easier than doing it yourself.

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Re: upper control arm bushes

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Re: upper control arm bushes

Air chisel makes short work of shells after burning rubber out

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my rubber in mine was all dry rottied so i was able to pull/tare it out. then got a big screw driver and a hammer and bent the sleave on the inside of the a-arm inward then took the screw driver on the outside lip were i could pry on it and hit the a-arm with a hammer around the area while i pried on the sleave and they came out with not mush trouble at all.
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Re: upper control arm bushes

that works too- but if youve got a compressor and 30 bucks to spare the air chisel speeds it up considerably!

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