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Username Post: Rear End Control Arm Bushing Tool?        (Topic#353433)
txflash 
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Loc: San Antonio
Reg: 10-13-18
10-13-18 10:18 AM - Post#2748574    

What is a good tool to remove the control arm bushings from a '67 12 bolt rear end? I know one can destroy the rubber and chisel out the sleeves, but I know there is a tool that can do a better job of this. I've seen pics of several kinds of tools, but not clear which ones are for the bushings in the rear end, vs. the front control arms. They sell for upwards of $100 samoleans, but Auto Zone, O'Reilly's, etc. can also loan these out (but very few of their counter people are knowledgeable). Can anyone recommend the right tool for this job? Pics and/or specific tool info would be helpful- thanks!

'67 Chevelle SS, C7 Z06, '18 Silverado, '77 Rigid Shovelhead, '14 Road King, ARs, AKs, Suppressed 7.62


 




elcamino 
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elcamino
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10-14-18 10:31 AM - Post#2748641    
    In response to txflash

I think a press is the best way. When I did my 1970 El Camino I took them to the local Napa store machine shop where I new the man working there. If you are not careful you can distort them. If I recall the service manual showed a big "C" type hand HD press tol with adapters for various sizes where they are pressed out, not hammered out or chiseled out.

Mike
2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 6.2L(420hp)/8-sp Z95
2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS


 
Am4wag 
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10-27-18 03:02 PM - Post#2749722    
    In response to elcamino

A ball joint press like this.They're great for u-joints as well.
https://www.tooltopia.com/otc-tools-7249.aspx?utm_...


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Edited by Am4wag on 10-27-18 03:03 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
elcamino 
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elcamino
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11-05-18 03:26 AM - Post#2750487    
    In response to Am4wag

^ that tool looks similar to what is shown in the Chevy service manual.

Mike
2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 6.2L(420hp)/8-sp Z95
2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS


 




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