I read some ware about using a hole saw to drill out the bushings.
It might come to that, depending on how obstinate they want to be.
Or after you clean them up bring them over here and we can apply 40 tons of pressure to the bushings .
See, I was going to push the bushings out, clean up the arms and paint them, and then re-install the good bushings or replace the bad ones...but there's no way to push the bushing out in a press due to the size of the lip; it completely occludes the barrel on the arm on both ends. Therefore, to replace the bushing you have to cut the lip off at a minimum; that was the suggestion that JKS just e-mailed to me. If the lip can be removed, the barrel can be supported on that side and a press can pop the bushing right out. Failing that, it's saw/hole-cutter/torch time. Either way, a bushing doesn't get re-used once it's taken out...so I have to decide what to do about replacing them, because I'll have to do that before they get cleaned/painted.
Yeah, a press is the easiest way!!! Lots of wd40 or similar, my rubixpress bushings were a breeze and they are figure 8 shaped!
And that's why I need a press...although in point of fact I do
need to cook some pig and take it up to Beasley's place this week.
Took me hours to get one bushing out. With torch, BFH, ball joint press, and various saws. Try to have some fun with it... It will still suck, just less :laughing:
"Sucks less!" is one of my favorite phrases. I'm glad that you're aware of the concept.
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