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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:24 pm 
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I have a full set, front & rear, of WhiteLine Bushings on the way.

I have not installed urethane bushing before. Any tips on making the install go smoother?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:34 pm 
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OK, blind in one eye and can't see out of the other! :roll: I'll read through the sticky............. :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Kindly link the sticky, please.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:10 pm 
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5th down from the top.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1230

Lot's of struggling, and cutting, but no real smooth, successful solutions.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:35 pm 
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I've had luck with using a torch to catch on fire / degrade the rubber to a point that the center metal tube falls out, then use a sawzall to cut the remaining section of rubber out.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:02 pm 
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I'm not concerned about removing the old stuff. I'm good at destroying things. It's Installing the New Urethane Bushings that I could use a hand with.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Before I bought a press I would use bolts and large washers to pull them through with a little dish soap for lube.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:03 am 
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what a hoot! :lol:

that link is soooo old. whatheee, for the sake of history, was a founding member who wrote up one of the first low cost (junkyard) boosted twincam projects back in the ezboard days.

in his first post in the linked thread he refers to the whiteline endlink bushings as being blue. i recently found a bag of those, new and saved in my box of rubber "stuff." :-P

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:48 pm 
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All i did is take the the bushings; and the new and control arms to a muffler shop . and they put some oil with a hydraulic press . pushed the suckers in ! no problemo.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:04 pm 
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the worst of the bushings to deal with are the ones that fit into the "ears" on the rear knuckles. they have to be pressed out - and very skillfully or you could snap the castings they are set into.

the front (cylindrical) bushings for the front control arms can be a bear to remove. once they are pressed out i slice the whiteline bushings in half and push them in from either end, then insert the crush tubes.

the whiteline bushing sets all come with some blue/ green paste lube. use that to grease them up good and slimy. :wink:

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