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#1
I'm still waiting for some of you high tech knowledgeable fab guys for some help.I know someone can help me out.thats what its about right.I have a cool F150 , that Iwould like to put urethane bushings in so it can really work. So how the heck do you get those old bushings out.Also I need some tig welding on my custom push bar, i need someone who can weld damn good.I will even pay.thank you.
 

vwguy

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#2
you just have to pound the bushings out with a hammer once its in a vice

do you need to have tig done or can it be mig

how ironic is it that most people slow down for speed bumps yet almost all of us here im sure pin it
 

jimpat

Well-Known Member
#4
the easy way is to melt them out....
its a mess but the hammer way is a bitch...hard to pound out rubber...
jim

when everything is under control, you are going to slow!!!!!
 

sirhk100

Well-Known Member
#5
I've put a large socket that's close to the inner eyelet diameter and the leafspring in a vice with a short pipe on that other end to push the bushing into and clamped down. Applied a little heat to the eyelet and it slid right out. Not nearly enough heat to do much to the metal but enough to warm up the bushing.

'99YZ400,
'92 Ford Exploder lifted work in progress,
lifted golf cart
 
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