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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Just joined, first time I've owned an American car, always liked the big old ones.
I have a 1970 Ford XL with 428cu engine.
I have a few questions, but todays is about replacing the bushes on the front suspension upper and lower arms.
In the manual it requires special tools to remove and fit the bushes. Are these really required? or is there a mechanics work around that everybody uses.
Thinking of doing the job myself on my drive, but would like to gather some advice first.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 06:31 AM
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Re: Newbie question

Here's a link on the subject I remember being in. Guys use a couple of different ways. I think one key is when you hammer the bushings in, have a piece of wood or pipe on the inside of the control arm so you don't deform it with all that hammering.

Also make a mark or paint where the bolts hold the UCA to the frame so when you put it back your alignment won't be so bad.
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