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Quarter Eliptic spring bushing

Joe Schlosser

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Is there any trick to replacing the bushing on a BR rear spring?? The spring is out for other reasons and as the bushing is 60 years old I thought I would replace.
It appears to be just a push in push out.
Are there any issues any one has come across?
 
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I do not remember having any issues. Seemed like a straight forward process.
 

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A Press is helpful. But I was able to clean up and cut bushing with a hacksaw and then used a big vise to press in the new bushing. Radius Arm Rods are totally different as those bushings are brazed in. For those I simply replaced with new but kept the old Radius Arm Rods so next time around will go to Poly Bushings.
 
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Radius arm bushings are not brazed in (they are rubber).
 
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They only look braised in as the arm is tubular and the bushing housing is braised/welded into the arm.
 

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Gentleman, I stand corrected. Mine were in such bad shape I could not tell how they were fit. Thanks.
 
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Bushing went out and in with no problems. Used vise as a press.
Also shimmed the front of the spring to correct 60 years of spring sag. Car is now level.
 
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