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Old 10-13-2018, 01:22 PM
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Default Rear End Control Arm Bushing Removal Tool?

What is a good tool to remove the control arm bushings from a '67 12 bolt rear end? I know one can destroy the rubber and chisel out the sleeves, but I know there is a tool that can do a better job of this. I've seen pics of several kinds of tools, but not clear which ones are for the bushings in the rear end, vs. the front control arms. They sell for upwards of $100 samoleans, but Auto Zone, O'Reilly's, etc. can also loan these out (but very few of their counter people are knowledgeable). Can anyone recommend the right tool for this job? Pics and/or specific tool info would be helpful- thanks!
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:06 AM
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I can't help. I did mine the hard way a few years ago. Drilled through the rubber and removed it then beat out the shell.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:18 PM
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I can't help. I did mine the hard way a few years ago. Drilled through the rubber and removed it then beat out the shell.
How I have always done them. I tried some plate, tubing, a bolt, etc. Didn't get very far. I think gutting the rubber bushing and collapsing the shell is the best method.
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The AIR CHISEL is your friend.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:15 PM
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The AIR CHISEL is your friend.
Agree with that
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:24 AM
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The AIR CHISEL is your friend.
Definitely, necessary tool to do it the old fashioned manual way.
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