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Username Post: Suspension bushing install        (Topic#374483)
61ragtop 
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02-10-24 08:17 PM - Post#2866793    

Hey guys I am just getting all my suspension parts back from the painter and am looking to install all the bushings. Any tips or advice on how to do this at home? I have all the bushings etc for the front and real arms.



 


junky 
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02-11-24 06:13 PM - Post#2866815    
    In response to 61ragtop

They need to be pressed into the arms, and the ears of the arms need to be supported when they are being pushed in. Check your factory service manual to see the instructions. I know how to do it, however, I didn't have all the correct tools and it was faster and easier to have the local machine shop do the job with both their experience and equipment. If you mess up the ears, you will be looking for new control arms.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
pvs409 
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02-11-24 06:16 PM - Post#2866816    
    In response to 61ragtop

The bushing mounting surfaces should not be painted.
If they painted them you need to remove the paint were the bushings mount.

All my bushings were installed before power coating. I had them installed using a press on multiple restoarations

Paul

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61ragtop 
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02-13-24 11:31 AM - Post#2866855    
    In response to pvs409

Thanks guys for the advice! I just ordered the right tool topress them in...




 
junky 
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02-13-24 06:26 PM - Post#2866873    
    In response to 61ragtop

Did you order the bar to keep the ears in alignment? You need that to keep from pushing them together.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
61ragtop 
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02-14-24 10:50 AM - Post#2866898    
    In response to junky

I bought the upper control arm bushing service kit

https://www.powerbuilt.com/products/upper-contro l-...

it does one end at a time so the ears won't bend asa posed to a press. for the lowers I will need to make a spacer for them but thats easy....



 


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