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  • #16
    An old trick is to drill a bunch of holes through the old bushing, makes it lot easier to push out.
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    " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by white68stang View Post
      Now to prepare for pushing the old rubber busing out of the leaf springs!!
      W68S,
      I assume you are referring to the rubber bushings locted inside the leaf eyes located at each end of the main leaf. I would recommend you use a 1/4" diameter drill bit to drill holes through the rubber bushings. About 3 to 4 holes drilled through the length of each bushing and then you should be able to push/hammer out the remaining rubber with a suitable punch. Then you can clean up the spring eyes before installing the new bushings. You may want to consider the non-oem style polyurethane bushings. Some folks love them, some folks claim they squeak.... your call......

      Ryan
      Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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      • #18
        Thanks for the suggestions guys!

        Ryan, I am going with poly, I've had good luck in my mustang with them, and I don't think I'll hear the squeaks above the 460. lol
        1968 Fastback
        90 5.0 HO
        T-5
        Modern leather buckets
        Front Disc
        2001 Bullit Green

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        • #19
          I have some plumbing fittings, washers, nuts, and allthread that I cobbled together to make a press that takes leaf spring bushings out easily and quickly.
          '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

          My Mach's restoration progress
          My Sprint's restoration progress
          ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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          • #20
            Steve, I was thinking of trying that method also. Now just to find the time to do it!
            1968 Fastback
            90 5.0 HO
            T-5
            Modern leather buckets
            Front Disc
            2001 Bullit Green

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            • #21
              Got the main stuff all there and looking pretty, still need to get on the leaf bushings, but with snow yesterday, I'd say this project wont happen till next spring! Easier to spread the money out that way. A local salvage yard here in Topeka, prices the 10.25 axle at $300 with the 3.55 gear I want and a 90 day warranty, so I'll probably go that way. Ford also updated the pinion bearing in 92 so hopefully I can snag one from a 92-97.
              1968 Fastback
              90 5.0 HO
              T-5
              Modern leather buckets
              Front Disc
              2001 Bullit Green

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