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PostPost by: GLB » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:38 pm

If any one is interested, made a fixture for pressing bushings into and out of the rear A arms. One end has a larger hole for the large end and the other smaller for the outer end. This way no loads passed through the arm. I don't know if they would distort if load passed through but why take a chance, plus I got to use some tools and scrap metal. The mandrel for the press has a guide pin to keep the bushing straight and a recess you can't see in the photo so only pressing on outer metal edge of bushing.
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:11 pm

Looks a bit over-engineered to me :D

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 am

Thanks for posting! I bought an Arbor press for the rear arms but always wanted to use my
hydraulic. Thanks for the ideas.
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