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A Arm Metalastic Bushes - Quick And Easy Removal..

PostPost by: ceejay » Thu May 30, 2019 1:58 am

As you will probably know, the original Metalastic bushes that have been in the A arms for decades can be sods to remove, but with a press fixture and a couple of simple pressing mandrels, the job can be done in just a few minutes.
We made a video to share the How To.
[url]http://elantrikbits.com/lotus-elan-blog/lotus-elan-removing-a-arm-bushes/
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Enjoy.
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PostPost by: Gopherit » Fri May 31, 2019 6:54 am

It's not a rehearsal
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PostPost by: ceejay » Fri May 31, 2019 8:31 am

Yes, screw press type extractors will also work...but much less effort with mandrels and a press though...just a few minutes work, mandrels cost was zero... made from scrap steel...and about 30mins on the lathe, good that you did what you did.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri May 31, 2019 11:23 am

Gopherit wrote:Col -
See viewtopic.php?f=42&t=16368&p=83156#p83156

Paul


They worked superbly! Thanks again.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Fri May 31, 2019 5:08 pm

I used two old sockets and my 5 inch Record vice-works like a charm!
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