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Spring bushing removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steve_kibbe, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    I was working on my rear springs yesterday, having a time fighting with getting the old rubbers out. I drilled some holes, the realized I should try using a hole saw.

    All I can say is it worked like a champ. Ate right through the rubber, had them out in a few minutes.

    Just thought I'd pass it along.:D
     
  2. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    interesting. i never thought of that. i just used a drill bit. drilled some holes in the bushing. after about the third hole, the drill bit walked around the perimeter of the bushing on accident. it seemed to work pretty good, so i began doing it intentionally. drilled em out good, then used an air hammer to buzz em out. chisel to remove the sleeve. worked great, although yours sounds easier yet.
     
  3. Dallin

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    I thought I was the only who used hole saws to get rubber bushings out. I gouged the sleeve on the frame once getting a bushings out with a hole saw, but now I've perfected the technique. Steve is right, it works like a champ.
     
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    i tried the hole saw technique too, it worked pretty good but you got to be careful not to gouge the spring eye ID with the saw.
     
  5. ftcjimmy

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    Ive always preferred to use the :weld: technique. Love the smell of burning rubber:D :D
     
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    Anybody pass that along to Steve (ORD), or I may have just now. Great tip, seein as how I have about six more to go.:haha:
     
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    I had the bit so hot I smelled burning rubber:D
     
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    I was doing the rear springs, had to take the sleeve out anyways:D
     
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    sleeve is the easiest part, with an air chisel.
     

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