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New Suspension Install

I am finally getting around to piecing my scout together starting with a CPT suspension system I purchased a few years ago from IH Parts. A couple questions, which I am sure will be the first of many, your help is very appreciated.

Is there an outer sleeve in the rear shackle hanger that I need to beat out of there? The bushings fit in fine on the front, but not even close to small enough on the rear. Makes me wonder if I did something wrong on the front not removing a sleeve, but then stuff would probably be way too loose. Picture attached.

The kit says 68-71 will need washers used outside the springs. I have no idea what year this frame came from, but it seems fairly tight without washers. Just looking for some confirmation or input on this.

Thanks all


Definitely still had a sleeve in there. Any thoughts on if I need those spacer washers would still be appriciated.

Going to replace bearings and rebuild drums next on the rear. I am pretty sure my next step is to pull the wheel hub off, but that isn't cooperating. Any suggestions or direction on tricks? See attached picture.