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Old 01-12-2019, 01:21 AM
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I just thought I would share this with everyone on how to remove the rubber part on the bushings and not use a torch.....open flame not exactly the greatest idea.

Used a 1/2 -13 tap to thread the inner bushing. Threaded in the slide hammer and out the ends come.

Here are some pics. Friends machine shop helped me. Friends idea to run a tap in it and pull them out.

Thinking about buying the elephant racing tool to get the inner sleeves out. I just really don't feel the torch technique is a good idea.

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Old 01-12-2019, 01:09 PM
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Nicely done - thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:25 PM
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:28 PM
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I pulled the outside bushing first and then reverse the inside one by putting a 19mm half inch drive socket it as a bump stop and pounded the inner one from the outside of the arm inward.

If anyone does not follow what I mean I can post a pic of pounding the inner bushing out.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:51 AM
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Grushy: I'm in the same pickle as you right now and am a day or so away from getting the Elephant Racing tool. Perhaps we can come to some sort of arrangement that will benefit both of us price wise?
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:35 AM
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Where are you located?

I see your lat/long coordinates but I am being lazy at the moment with looking it up
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by gruhsy View Post
Where are you located?

I see your lat/long coordinates but I am being lazy at the moment with looking it up
Florida.

I'm thinking one of us buys the tool outright, uses it, then sells to the other for $75. The person paying the $75 keeps the tool.

I'm fine with either end of the arrangement, I understand one direction may be more advantageous to you (I think you live in Canada?). Let me know.
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Yep. I live in Calgary Canada. If you buy the tool I will buy it off you for sure. I want one in my collection. I will be doing more than 2 cars worth of suspension as I work on all my friends 944 turbos and 968's

Easier also for you to pick it up first as shipping once across the border is better than twice
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Originally Posted by gruhsy View Post
Yep. I live in Calgary Canada. If you buy the tool I will buy it off you for sure. I want one in my collection. I will be doing more than 2 cars worth of suspension as I work on all my friends 944 turbos and 968's

Easier also for you to pick it up first as shipping once across the border is better than twice
I will order later today.

Note: Elephant Racing is slow on shipping, so I hope you don't need it this week. My arms are out of the car and waiting on the tool, so once I get it, there shouldn't be much of a delay on my end.
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Certainly looks like the best way to go about this task, assuming you have access to the tools. I have to admit though, there was something deeply satisfying about taking the torch to my old bushings. Nothing quite like the smell of 30+ year old vulcanized rubber being cooked : )
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