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Old 05-10-2015, 01:19 PM   #1
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rear end trailing arm bushings

So, all the bushings are in for the rear suspension trailing arms, except the dreaded two that go in the ears on the rear end for the kid's wagon. They are always a pain for me to do. I borrowed a home-made tool from a friend, that's basically some washers, a metal cup and a long bolt. I tried that, got them started, and immediately broke the bolt. Tried grade 8, wasn't making progress. Sure, I've heard to freeze them over night, and other tricks, but...........I happened to look over on top of the air tank as I took another drink from an adult beverage, and noticed a socket I keep there, because it's too big to fit in my socket drawer. It's 1 and 5/8th inch, and it fits PERFECTLY on the outer cup of the bushing. I grabbed my 3 pound "persuader" hammer, and in under 2 minutes, both were seated perfectly. I hope I never forget that trick......it made quick work of a job I was dreading.........
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: rear end trailing arm bushings

That's great Bill! Sounds like it was the perfect fit. It never would have happened without that drink from the adult beverage! I pretty much subscribe to the "Claven" theory that beer makes your brain stronger by killing off the weak brain cells leaving more of the strong ones to do the job! Survival of the fittest you know. It certainly helps me out in the shop!

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Old 05-10-2015, 08:31 PM   #3
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Re: rear end trailing arm bushings

LOL: Doug!
I can't wait for Mike to come over next Saturday and see that they are in..........We've got to get this thing ready for Good Guys in November, rear suspension will be a big step forward. And, I've still got more adult beverages ready for more super brainiac moves next weekend!
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:46 PM   #4
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Re: rear end trailing arm bushings

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..... I've still got more adult beverages ready for more super brainiac moves next weekend!
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