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Control Arm Bushings

Hi Guys,

I am now finally putting my 83 back together.

I am at the point of assembling the front end to the crossmember and I have all new bushing for the control arms and sway bar to go with the new motor mounts and the $3,000.00 worth of other stuff and need some of your wisdom.

1.) How do you remove the old bushings without torching ?( I've been beating on em w/4 lb hammer and no move)

2.) How do you install the new ones without beaten on em?

Rick

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Run a suitable drill into the rubber between the center metal bushing and the control arm. Drill several holes around the circumference of the bushing on both ends.

Once the rubber is drilled out you should be able to pull the bushing apart.

Clean the bushing carrier with some brake parts cleaner and make sure there is no trash in the bushing carrier.

Lubricate the bushing and the bushing carrier with some soapy water or spray silicone lubricant. Use a bench vise or large C clamp to press in the new bushing.
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Or bring them by the shop and you can use the press...

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I got them off and started drilling out the ball joints to replace them then sandblast and paint the arms.

Saw here the early arms new are only $29 each so I ordered them as well as the ball joints. Should be here next week.

With Xmas over and paid for I can now get back to my sad never ending project. Crawled under the back to replace the fuel pump and filter and saw a nightmare the PO did some plumbing repair that should have started a fire so ordered all new fuel lines as well. I need the cover for the fuel pump as it was removed from this car. $120 new "ouch" Juvy ya got one?

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