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Removing Spring Bushings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DwarF, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. DwarF

    DwarF 1/2 ton status

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    I just got some f150 springs from a salvage yard, broke them aprat, cleaned them up some. But I am having a problem with the bushings. I can't get the bushings out of the leaf. I have tried a chisle and hammer and sledage hammer. I don't want to damage the spring, so let me know if I should just hit it harder, or if there is some ancient voodoo secret I missed. Since it is just rubber, I was thinking about heating it up with a torch?

    Thanks
     
  2. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    i wouldn't use a torch. i say drill it out.
     
  3. TONYP

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    might be to late...but I've been told that the bushings in those are very good if they are white
     
  4. JIMs70K25

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    Drill them out. Easiest way.
     
  5. fr8train

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    I torched them out. YOu can drill them but it was just easier to light them up and melt them out. If you have a press just use a piece of tubing that is closest to the outside diameter of the bushing. Really you will find the bushing is "part of" the spring now.
     

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