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Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring
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Maiden Dearborn



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    Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

    I'm looking at the rear part of the rear frame rail where the rear part of the leaf spring attaches to the frame. How can I remove this bushing? If I do remove it what exactly is it called? Any ideas would be great. Thank you,
       
    Offline 11-16-2010 02:04 PM
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      RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

      I believe this is what you want
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      Item #C6DZ-5630
      65-73 REAR SHACKLE KIT - Kit includes replacement shackles, hardware and bushings.
      Offline 11-16-2010 06:23 PM
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        RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

        I think I had to drive the metal center peice out first Then the rubber will come out. It's not easy. Penitrating oil helps. Mark
        Offline 11-16-2010 07:50 PM
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          RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

          I had to use a hammer and a couple small pry bars, switch to a vise grip, back and forth, and used a bunch of penetrating oil. It finally came out, but it was a b****.

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            RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

            use a torch and melt it out....no joke. lol
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              RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

              Stick a screwdriver in it and pry it out.

              BTW, it's a leaf spring rear shackle bushing
              Offline 11-17-2010 08:24 AM
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                RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

                Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot. Pictures and story to follow.
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                  RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

                  This was way to easy. I thought that the entire rubber bushing was one piece and that I had to find some way to compress the one end to thread it through the hole in the frame.

                  Thanks for the ideas guys. It came out in two pieces and just needed a screw driver and a hammer.

                  Now it's back to dremel time...
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                    RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

                    no that fun is with the front eye bushing in the leaf spring, that is the one that causes misery and you need a special tool to jam a new bushing in.

                    the front rubber bushing in the eyelet is the one people set on fire to remove.

                    if your using a dremel to clean your rails man that is going to take forever. switch to a power drill with a rust remover disc.
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                      RE: Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring

                      (11-16-2010 02:04 PM)Maiden Dearborn Wrote:  I'm looking at the rear part of the rear frame rail where the rear part of the leaf spring attaches to the frame. How can I remove this bushing? If I do remove it what exactly is it called? Any ideas would be great. Thank you,

                      Cursing, a large chevy wrench, assorted pry bars, more cursing, my cell phone to call a friend and borrow different tools, curse some more, use heat (no job is complete until you use heat), Repeat on the other side! Big Grin
                      (This post was last modified: 11-19-2010 09:48 PM by droptop73.)
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