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Old 12-23-2012, 01:09 AM   #7
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Burned out the subframe bushings out today.

Was still a pain to get out, sawzalling wasnt that effective (I choose not go over do it since I do not want to saw into the subframe tube).

I used my industrial vise to keep crimping the exposed end while heating the outside with a mapp torch. After a while of messing with it, it came out. The other side I decided to try something new. I took a 1 1/2 inch metal electrical pipe coupler from lowes, that fit PERFECTLY.

In the vise, on one end I used the 1 1/2 pipe, on the other I used two sockets on the tips of the subframe, which worked well. Heating the outside of the bushing tube with a mapp torch helps.

The whole process would have been easier with a helper. The marjority of my time was spent wrangling the subframe on the vise.

For the trailing arms I got a 7/16 threaded rod from lowes, five 7/16 nuts and an assortment of washers:

Excuse the blurry shot:

Last edited by noid; 12-23-2012 at 01:16 AM.
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