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Thread: Series Tech Tips: Spring suspension bushes - Replacement

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    Series Tech Tips: Spring suspension bushes - Replacement

    I found this on youtube.

    [ame="http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t0o7WZO-RNM"]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t0o7WZO-RNM[/ame]

    I wish I had known about this 30 years ago when I spent a sweaty, knuckle-bruising couple of days removing and replacing all the bushes in my old Series IIa girl, with numerous drill bits and hacksaw blades.

    Has anyone tried this technique? Any other tricks for completing this task?

    cheers


    Damian

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    Almost looks like a set-up. Too easy by far.
    I wish I had known about this earlier aswell.

    Thanks

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    It is as easy as it looks, long before I had a press, I used 2 older cold chisels ground down, it achieved the same results, only difference was I used a bigger hammer than the chap in the clip.
    This is what I use when replacing rubber shock bushes
    [IMG]http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/113

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    Not being tech savvy with this electronic thing (it crashed) here are the other images and text re fitting shock bushes, here is the tool in use

    and the job done

    the tool was made from a short piece of pipe, with the OD of the pipe near enough to that of the large washer, drill a 5/16" hole through the pipe about 22mm from the end, cut with a hacksaw, using a clamp offer up to the job, screw clamp in insert split pin, unscrew clamp bend split pin, job done in no time, cheers Dennis

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    A million thank yous for posting this, found this a few months ago and saved me a lot of hassle trying to remove the bushes from my springs. The main problem i had was removing the ones from the chassis, did the usual, pop a hacksaw blade through the center then back onto the saw and a lot of swearing later they were out.

    Easiest way I found to get the new ones in was to sit my heat gun in the hole and let it warm up to expand the metal slightly.

    If anyone has an easier way to sort out the chassis bushes I'd love to hear it, I still have 3 springs left to do and aren't looking forward to it.
    Working on a Land Rover is a strange thing, its a mix of "Why on earth is it put together like that" and "Who thought that was a good idea at the time"...

    But you would still stab someone if they tried to take it from you

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    Like that idea

    whitehillbilly

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    Spring eyes are easy! It is the chassis 1s that are the pain! Over night in the freezer for the new 1s are the go, but its still the hacking saw and air chisel for the old 1s

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