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 Post subject: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Being a tight a$$, i bought a set of bushes to retrofit my lower rear trailing arm instead of shifting an extra $200 to get the complete assembly.

I just figured out that the shell from the old bushes needs to go.
Can it be easily pressed out?
I noticed the bushing manufacturer advises to remove only one lower arm at a time.
What happens when removing both at once?

Thanks for your assistance
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:55 pm 
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this will be an interesting read im going to want to know what people say
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:59 pm 
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mate i just done that to mine. the wide bit your measuring is the outer shell to the old bush, you need to get that out (prick of a job) then press the new ones in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:01 pm 
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mine wouldnt press out with a 20 ton press so i used a die grinder to cut two lines through the old bush then easily used a hammer and chisel to knock it out

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:04 pm 
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ranga83 wrote:
mine wouldnt press out with a 20 ton press so i used a die grinder to cut two lines through the old bush then easily used a hammer and chisel to knock it out


nice idea , and i assume there are 2 bushes on each trialling arm ?

im tempted to do mine just cause
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:08 pm 
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yeah two on each. $100 for all the bushes iirc. just follow the instructions on the new bushes for install but you need a press. not sure if you can do it without one but i dont think it will be easy.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:21 pm 
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ranga83 wrote:
yeah two on each. $100 for all the bushes iirc. just follow the instructions on the new bushes for install but you need a press. not sure if you can do it without one but i dont think it will be easy.


hopefully a work shop can do it cheap , pfft very doubtful

il end up doing it with a die grinder as you said :)
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:21 pm 
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thanks for your comments.
I'll take them to a mate who has a press.
Still not sure what happens if remove both arms at once.
I might support the diff with 2 jacks at both ends instead of one in the middle of the diff housing
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Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:24 pm 
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syl77 wrote:
thanks for your comments.
I'll take them to a mate who has a press.
Still not sure what happens if remove both arms at once.
I might support the diff with 2 jacks at both ends instead of one in the middle of the diff housing


ya that will do you still got the shocks holding up the diff etc and if you hold the diff up with 3 jacks that will be extra sufficient
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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:35 pm 
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syl77 wrote:
thanks for your comments.
I'll take them to a mate who has a press.
Still not sure what happens if remove both arms at once.
I might support the diff with 2 jacks at both ends instead of one in the middle of the diff housing

if you take both off at once, it give the diff housing a chance to roll and might be a bit of extra work to get the arms back in. i dont think i actually supported the diff when i did mine, just jacked up from the side enough to get the weight off them. if the press doesnt get the outer casings out and you havent got a die grinder (i suggest you buy a cheap one, very handy tool) a hacksaw may do the job but it wont be quick

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:41 pm 
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ranga83 wrote:
yeah two on each. $100 for all the bushes iirc. just follow the instructions on the new bushes for install but you need a press. not sure if you can do it without one but i dont think it will be easy.


hopefully a work shop can do it cheap , pfft very doubtful

il end up doing it with a die grinder as you said :)

for the extra $50 id grab these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-FALCON- ... 416cd8d7c5 just make sure the brass inserts for the bushes comes with it. less hassle and screwing around. and no, not mine and dont know who it is

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:00 am 
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All done.
The verdict is a 20ton press won't do the job.
We managed with a much bigger one (the piston is rated at 60T). With the proper fittings to keep the base of the arm flat, they all out went nicely.
Lost few days moking around, in the end with the proper press and tooling it is only a 30 minutes job.

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 Post subject: Re: Lower Trailing arms bushes. Help, I'm stuck!
Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:40 am 
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Nice very nice looks awesome , hmm seems like every falcon with over 50K km has these bushes absolutely hammered
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