Bushing removal

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by CruisinTiger, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. CruisinTiger

    CruisinTiger

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    Hey guys, I am replacing my bushings in the front leaf springs...both on the front shackles and the back tear drop pin. But I'm having a heck of a time gettin the old bushings out. How have you guys removed your's in the past?
    I already searched on here and can't find an answer.


    Thanks, Chuck
     
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    im assuming this is AFTER you've removed the pin?
    I took a sawz-all, and jambed the blade through the bushing, and slit it down to the metal, them, pried it out with a screwdriver.
    another time, i sawed off the flange part of the bushing, and pounder it out through the other side with a piece of wood.
    If you're having trouble getting out the pin, dont waste your time. cut it , and replace it.
    others will say use a torch, but i cant see spending the time. and you can buy greasable pins!!!
     
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    I have hit them with a air hammer, I have used a torch both have worked for me. Be careful with the heat though. If you even have a small propane one that might work. The shackle pins can be a bear though. do you have the shackles and pins out already?
     
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    Yeah I got the pins out. The rear one was a pain in the arse....figured a few taps wouldn't hurt...well kinda crinked some of the threads...oh well I'll get it back on there. Gonna try that sawzall approach....the key to construction is destruction!
     
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    Hammer that was a great idea! Took me all of 5 minutes to cut out the bushings on one spring. Now I'm waiting on the liquid wrench to loosen the nuts up on the other side. Thanks Again!
     
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