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Removing metal sleeve in rear springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I am replacing bushings in my rear factory springs with od's bushing kit, I am tring to remove the outer metal sleave and can't seam to get it out. How do you do it/
     
  2. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I just did this.
    Get a sawzall and use it to split the outer sleeve. Obviously try not to sawzall into the leaf eye itself.
    Now, use a screwsriver or something to bend up both corners where you made the split.
    Not take a big socket (I used a 1 1/16") and sit it on top. Get out the BFH and beat it threw and it'll drive the sleeve, grudgingly, out.
    Not fun, but if I had done that from the start and not tried several other ways it would have gone a lot quicker.
    -- Mike
     
  3. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I too, just did this! Same deal... sawzall to make a cut right along the open edge of the eye at the end of the spring. Then a screw driver to bend it away a bit.

    Where my plan changes is here... I went to Home Depot, and bought a $15 air hammer. Takes 10 seconds, and no BFH. I loved how easy it was. Made that job REALLY easy. The right tools can make a job so quick and easy.

    Just my .02

    -Dan
     
  4. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    I too just did mine /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif Air chisle...... highly recommended, of course only if you have one. Sawzall would work to I guess, I would be scared of scoring the spring though /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  5. Rockjunkies

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    Sawzall and air hammer is what I used.
     

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