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Old Jun 22nd, 07, 12:54 AM
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Default 1970-1972 Chevelle Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Removal??

Hey guys! I have a set of used rear upper control arms, and the bushings are still in them. They are off of the rear end, and I was wondering how I could get the bushings out. I know I can burn them out, but it gets messy. Is there any easier way? Thanks!
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Old Jun 22nd, 07, 1:02 AM
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Default Re: 1970-1972 Chevelle Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Removal??

Go to Autozone and rent the BAll joint press. Easy as pie, and you get your money back when your done.
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Old Jun 22nd, 07, 1:06 AM
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Default Re: 1970-1972 Chevelle Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Removal??

Or, you can use an air chisel and cut them out, damaging the arms in the process... then buy new fancy expensive tubular control arms.

(I think 136697ss has the better answer...)
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Old Jun 22nd, 07, 1:10 AM
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Thanks for the replies! I'm not sure about stalkingbear's though
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Old Jun 22nd, 07, 1:14 AM
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Ya - you can never be sure about what he says or might do....

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Old Jun 22nd, 07, 1:26 AM
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His intent is always good........Well almost always.
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Old Jun 22nd, 07, 6:24 PM
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Default Re: 1970-1972 Chevelle Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Removal??

when you press them back in make sure you place a spacer in arm or they will collapse.the you get to buy expensive tubular!!!!!if you paint or powerder coat arms make sure to clean out holes befor pressing in new bushings good luck.
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Old Jun 23rd, 07, 12:02 AM
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Thanks for the tips!
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Old Jun 23rd, 07, 12:32 AM
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Default Re: 1970-1972 Chevelle Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing Removal??

I use a drill with a bit that puts decent size holes in the rubber bushing, and drill holes all the way around to releave the pressure they apply. Then the bushing casing is pretty easy to take out.

Be sure to have your new bushings in the freezer for a couple of days before installation, and don't take them out till you are ready to install. They will slide right in and expand as the defrost.
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Old Jun 23rd, 07, 1:47 PM
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Throw the bushings in the freezer overnite to shrink them, every thou or two helps.
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