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Re: Rear end install
I cut a short piece of steel pipe that shouldered on the ear. Coupled with steel plates (or large, thick washers) with holes in them for a long (at least 1/2 dia) bolt and nut.
Start the bushing through the hole in the ear, place the pipe section on the opposite side of the ear to receive the bushing body, put the bolt through one washer (one that is large enough to cover the bushing's shoulder) against the bushing shoulder and through the bushing, ear and pipe. Place the other washer (large enough to cover the OD of the pipe) over the threaded end of the bolt, add the nut and tighten to draw the bushing through the ear. You may need several bolts, but one fully threaded bolt of sufficient length to get the threads started should do.
EDIT: Sorry Heckler, I must have missed your post, as you described much the same "tools" and process.