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46 front/rear spring shackle sleeves
#1400255 Sat Mar 06 2021 07:03 PM
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is it NECESSARY to replace the shackle sleeves on the frame if the threads are good and they are fit tight? do not know if they have ever been replaced. I bought new shackles with the new springs. if the consensus is yes replace them, what is the method for removal? i was thinking thread the old pin in part way and use it like a punch and drive the old sleeve out?

As always, you time and advice is much appreciated

Big Ed

Last edited by bigedpa; Sat Mar 06 2021 07:04 PM.

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Re: 46 front/rear spring shackle sleeves
bigedpa #1400258 Sat Mar 06 2021 07:29 PM
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Here is link to a Stovebolt tech tip. I used it a few years ago and it works very well?


[b][/b]https://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/bushingpuller.htm

Re: 46 front/rear spring shackle sleeves
bigedpa #1400272 Sat Mar 06 2021 08:28 PM
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thanks Sparky


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Re: 46 front/rear spring shackle sleeves
bigedpa #1400278 Sat Mar 06 2021 08:57 PM
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New springs + new shackles = new bushings! This way you know that everything is good. If they have never been replaced, they definitely have some wear.


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Re: 46 front/rear spring shackle sleeves
bigedpa #1400279 Sat Mar 06 2021 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by bigedpa
iif the consensus is yes replace them, what is the method for removal?

One of our fellow “Bolter’s”, has a website and use’s a 5/8” threaded rod for his bushing removal tool. Here’s a link that explains his whole process.
[LINK] [chev235guy.blogspot.com]

Last edited by Phak1; Sat Mar 06 2021 09:14 PM.

Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: 46 front/rear spring shackle sleeves
bigedpa #1400286 Sat Mar 06 2021 10:30 PM
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thanks Phak. that will probably work


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