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Old 01-13-2021, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default trailing arm bushings...

I don't have a tool and I'm too cheap to buy one... thought about making a tool... again, I'm too cheap. (this year's car budget is maxed due to engine rebuild )

Looking for super cheap-ass methods and suggestions of removing and installing these bushings.

What have some of you guys done to accomplish this feat with minimal tools?


Right now I am thinking hacksaw, wood, heat, and hammer.

EDIT: I am installing those fancy conical doodads so I don't ever have to do this again... and OE replacements are unavailable.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:30 PM   #3
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:54 PM   #4
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Hmmm

I read that... still lacking “precision” tools (and bench space) to accomplish the fabrication. I suppose for the “milling” of the cap I could two-hand it with my drill and dremel. lol

I guess this may be the way to go... will need it to install the new ones.

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Old 01-13-2021, 03:05 PM   #5
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Hmmm

I read that... still lacking “precision” tools (and bench space) to accomplish the fabrication. I suppose for the “milling” of the cap I could two-hand it with my drill and dremel. lol

I guess this may be the way to go... will need it to install the new ones.
Edit: Re-read the OP. Take up a second job? Sell some stuff on FB/Kijiji? Were talking about like 20 bucks here...
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:08 PM   #6
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I was able to make that tool with a bench grinder, angle grinder and drill. Nothing special. If you're installing poly bushing just burn the car to ground, I mean just burn out the old rubber and chisel the metal away.
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I made this one and it works pisser.
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I made this one and it works pisser.
Is... that good or bad?

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Is... that good or bad?

lol
Sorry. New England vernacular for "very good". Very well, in this case.
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Sorry. New England vernacular for "very good". Very well, in this case.
That’s what I sort off thought. “Worked like a pisser”
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