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Removing spring bushing from the frame 55 -59
#703429 Tue Dec 14 2010 06:56 PM
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I'm trying to remove/replace the threaded spring bushings from the frame on my 57 Chevy 1/2 ton project. I have a whole set of bushing pullers and drivers, but nothing that will fit the threaded ones that are in the spring hangers. I was thinking of using one of the old threaded pins and a deep socket. Is there a tool still made for this job? Thank you.

Larry

Re: Removing spring bushing from the frame 55 -59
LAJones48 #703437 Tue Dec 14 2010 07:40 PM
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That's the way I do them. Screw an old pin in it & wack away.


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Re: Removing spring bushing from the frame 55 -59
Wrenchbender Ret. #703440 Tue Dec 14 2010 07:55 PM
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Thanks. Do you use the same method to install the new ones? I was thinking it would be a good idea not to bang on the new bushings. There is a thread on the tech forum that discusses using a carriage bolt to remove them, but I don't want to distort the new ones as I install them. Thanks.

Larry

Re: Removing spring bushing from the frame 55 -59
LAJones48 #703453 Tue Dec 14 2010 08:49 PM
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I use a balljoint/ujoint press. This works very smooth and easy to get them out and put them back in without deforming the new bushings.

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alkay3 #703470 Tue Dec 14 2010 09:36 PM
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Check the tech tips - there is a good post about this subject. I made the tool described and it worked great for both removal and installation. No beatin' and bangin' - and very cheap and easy.

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tcox #703505 Wed Dec 15 2010 12:00 AM
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tcox,

Is that the one with the carriage bolt? If so yes I saw it, and I am going to try it. Thanks.

Larry

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LAJones48 #703780 Wed Dec 15 2010 10:33 PM
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Yep - worked great for me. Good luck!!

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Re: Removing spring bushing from the frame 55 -59
#703981 Thu Dec 16 2010 08:39 PM
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I use this method with a longer bolt and a 1" pipe t to pull against with the new bushing pushing into place while removing the old one. A one step procedure. Out with the old and in with the new. It seems a little quicker. secret


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Re: Removing spring bushing from the frame 55 -59
Old Dollar #704539 Sat Dec 18 2010 07:53 PM
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Thanks. Something else to try while I'm at it.

Larry

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