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 Posted: 11-30-2014 12:17 am
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Okay have the rear suspension apart. Bushings on lower control arms came out as described elsewhere..no problem. Question is..how do I get the bushings out on the differential side of the upper control arms? Not much room to work there. Do I drill the rubber out and use the hacksaw like I've done for the other bushings , or can they be pounded out? Not sure I can get a drill in that space.

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 Posted: 11-30-2014 02:25 am
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Or perhaps some sort of bushing puller??

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 Posted: 12-01-2014 03:37 pm
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Pound them out with a long piece of wood an d a heavy hammer. The metal jacket protrudes from the mount. Use lots of penetrating oil!

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 Posted: 12-14-2014 10:22 pm
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Im using the Delta bushings at the rear. As others have noted, the crush tubes are too small for the bolts. Appears that the correct diameter is about 7/16". Is this correct? Do I just drill them out with a drill press? Also, on my car, 3 of the 4 bolts holding the upper and lower control arms on each side are identical, but the 4th has a slightly different locking nut. It is this way on both sides. As I assumed they were all identical, I have no idea which location the 1 "different" nut goes on each side. Thoughts?

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 Posted: 12-14-2014 11:02 pm
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I would say the "different" nut was what came to hand the last time the suspension was pulled down.  I used all-new hardware right throughout, so everything matches. Oh...and use an anti-sieze when re-assembling. The next person to pull it down will thank you - and that may be you!

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 Posted: 12-14-2014 11:27 pm
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What size drill bit did you use for the crush tubes? Looks to be about 7/16" in my estimation.

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 Posted: 12-15-2014 12:35 am
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I don't recall drilling any crush tubes. The bolts I had to replace the originals (same size) fitted nicely, and yes, I think they were 7/16" UNF.

I used Superpro bushes, not Delta-supplied bushes.

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 Posted: 12-15-2014 01:09 am
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The super pro I used for the rear upper control arms worked fine with the bolts. Its the Delta bushings that are too small.

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