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Rear Frame bushing - leaf spring
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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,
   

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#2
I believe this is what you want
From OMS
Item #C6DZ-5630
65-73 REAR SHACKLE KIT - Kit includes replacement shackles, hardware and bushings.
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#3
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

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73 mach 1 351c 4v cc ported, torker2, 750 edelbrock,C6.
73 fastback 351c 2v,performer intake,600 edelbrock,fmx, 325 trac-lok.
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#4
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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#5
use a torch and melt it out....no joke. lol

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#6
Stick a screwdriver in it and pry it out.

BTW, it's a leaf spring rear shackle bushing


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#7
Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot. Pictures and story to follow.

1973 Mach 1 - Medium Bright Yellow - (in restoration mode)
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#8
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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#9
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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(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

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