Front Suspension Bushings

Today’s work began with pressing the Prothane polyurethane bushings back into the control arms. A piece of exhaust pipe was cut slightly off center on a bandsaw (a wood bandsaw modified now for metal). The semi-circular tube was cut to where the piece would just barely fit between the two bushing holes on the control arm. An old piece of small diamter hose was sliced on one side such that it was slip over each of the bare pipe ends to minimize scratches to the paint. This tool kept the control arm form bending while pressing the bushings in place. A bushing was pressed into one side then the cross bar was pressed into that bushing. The control arm was flipped around to press the second bushing in. The minor scratches will be touched up when the ball joints are fastened in place.

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