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Old 02-16-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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removing bushing on leaf spring

I will be installing my lift shackles soon and wanted to know how some of you are removing the bushing from their leaf spring. I see you can burn them out but that's not a real option for me. Also you can wedge a chilsel between the section that wraps around and folds back. This will open the eye enough to drive the bushing out. Just need a absolute answer to this before I spend my day off in the driveway only to figure out later that I can't get them out.
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Just get new bushings, not worth it to try and re-use old bushing. And most likely the bushing will get destroyed in the process of taking it out.
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I don't have any plans to reuse them as the new shackles have bushings and bolts. Just wanted to see if anyone here had a easy way to remove them so that I'm not out there for hours trying to do a simple job the hard way.
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I don't have any plans to reuse them as the new shackles have bushings and bolts. Just wanted to see if anyone here had a easy way to remove them so that I'm not out there for hours trying to do a simple job the hard way.

If you have new bushings to replace, break out the torch , hold your nose & burn baby burn.....
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LOL...nah just may as well have the guys at work do it with a torch. Just have to pay $25 an hour in labor cost.
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LOL...nah just may as well have the guys at work do it with a torch. Just have to pay $25 an hour in labor cost.
Then I'd def. plunk down the $25 & let them smell that shit, it'd be $75 worth of frustration trying to pound them out....
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I know the perfect co-worker for this job...LOL
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I know the perfect co-worker for this job...LOL

Hahaha let'm know he's the right guy for the job, no one else can do it..
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