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Old 05-15-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Bushing removal tool

Does anyone know where you get this tool or has anyone modified something else to work?
It's the "split washer remover"
this is for removing the rear bushing on the upper control arm of a 66 Travelall. It has the independent torsion bar suspension.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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An air chisel is the default suspension bushing removal tool around here. If you want to be a little more delicate, burn the rubber part of the bushing out with a torch and then use a hacksaw to cut most of the way through steel shell. And then a hammer and cold chisel to finish the job.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #3
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Thanks, that helps.
I used a press to push out the rubber and the inner metal sleeve already.
I wasn't sure if using a chisel would be appropriate to bang out the rest of the bushing because I am sure that doing that must mar the surface of the control arm where the bushing slides into. But this is the first time I am doing this so I don't know.
Does it cause any issues with pressing in the new bushing?
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If you're careful there won't be any marks, otherwise clean up the high spots with a rounded file.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:48 AM   #5
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does it cause any issues with pressing in the new bushing?
Control arm bushings are pretty tight. So yes, be as clean as possible. Being that they're removed from the non-flanged end, the 3 piece tool easily centers in the recessed area. You might substitue a machined disc from a set of drivers that can fit and press it out that way. These ain't spring bushings that are just chisled out, the front end and torsion arm concentrate a lot of force on them so anything to keep them happy is what I would do.
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