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REMOVAL OF FRT> FRAME BUSHINGS?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLUESMAN, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. BLUESMAN

    BLUESMAN 1/2 ton status

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    How does one remove the front frame bushings?Do I have to get the drill out again and the Big friggin' hammer?One of my projects today along with installing ORD's shackles.Thanks.
     
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    I don't envy you at ALL! I just did mine a few weeks backs and I'm still pissed about it! The way I did mine was I removed the front bumper and used a 2" extension. It helps if you have a "mechanic" ratchet ( the kind you can spin the ratchet from the head) vs a regular ratchet . I put the socket on the ext. then dropped the ext onto the bolt, then slipped the ratchet into the radiator support (I guess thats what it is) and connected it to the extension. I think if you have a really looong ext you can go in from the inside also. I hope this made sense! Good Luck!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  3. BLUESMAN

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    Sorry i should of made this clearer,I need to remove the front frame spring( rear where the shackle rides on) bushings out.I'm not looking forward to this I just did the rear springs/shackles.6 bushings and sleeves= 4 hours of being P/O'd at them!!!But they are done and better than ever.
     
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    OOOOOOPS!! That pissed me off too! I had to remove my exhaust just to get a shot at it!

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
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  5. wayne

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    Yep the drill and a BFH. I did mine without messing with the exhaust and the grinder with a cut off wheel was handy for that.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     

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