Bushing removal

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Hey guys posted this in the 60 section too...but figured bushings go in a 40 too..lol. I am replacing the bushings in my front leaf springs and I'm having a heck of a time tryin to get the old ones out..they are the stock bushings. What methods have you guys done to get your old ones out.

Thanks, Chuck
 

Trevor

 
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I've heard that burning them helps. I've never tried it myself, though.
 

Felix

 
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Or you could drill holes through the rubber all the way around. Six or seven holes and it should flex enough to come right out.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions...hammer1 recommended taking a swazall and cuttin a few lines in it....took about 5 minutes to get them out...very sweet. I did try the heat at first and if I didn't smell like burning tires it was pretty close to it.
 
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