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CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THERE IS AN EASY WAY TO GET THE UPPER CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS OUT OF THE REAR END
 

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It's tuff. Best way I know of is to get a drill with 1/4" or 3/8" bit and drill away at the rubber between the two shells. Then you can get a chisell and whack the inner shell out then the outer shell. Take your time and STOP SCREAMING...Goodluck
 

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Use grease on the inner race of the ear. Put the bushings in the freezer over night, and use a neumatic impact on low and slowly drive them in.


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I used a BFH and a square piece of 1/2" thick steel with a piece of pipe welded to it and another piece of steel, to pound them out. Then I used the same to put the new ones in.



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It is fairly easy if you use a chisel or punch to crush the side of the bushing inward. The bushing can then be knock out with a 2lb sledge very easily. Install the bushing with the same hammer, lubricate the surface with grease and use a metal plate against the bushing.

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I replaced every suspension bushing front and rear in my 66SS a few years back. I used and air chisel and had all the bushings out in about a half hour with no damage at all. Putting the bushings in the freezer definately works well. I was able to tap the new bushings in with light blows from a brass mallet. Mike, M22
 

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If all else fails just grab the torch.
10 minutes later all the bushings are out. You might want to watch out for the gas tank and fuel lines.


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