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    Removing Stubborn Bolts/Bushings?

    I need to get the bolts and bushings out of my leafs.
    Now cutting the bolts out will work but then I'm still left with a piece of the bolt and the bushing still stuck in the leaf.

    I've got the nuts off the bolts, I've tried burning the bushings out (only have a MPS gas torch), beating them out with a 3lbs and 10lbs sludge, nothing!!

    Any tips to get these fackers out?
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    Use a drillbit to drill a couple holes then a hacksaw blade to cut them into pieces that should do the trick.

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    When i snap a lug/lug nut i had to drill a hole in the lug, find a punch the right size so it would stay in the whole by itself, and show it who's boss with the 10 pounder. Never done leaf bushings but control arm bushing i got creative with a bench vice, ujoint tool, and some sockets.

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    Anthony, I just went thru the same thing with the YJ.

    Do what Pullar said and drill the rubber around the bushing. Then take an air chisel and use it to knock and break off the mushroomed rubber that is keeping the bushing from coming thru the eylet. Then use the air chisel to push the old bushing and bolt right out.
    I fawked around with it for an hour or so before I figured out this easy way of doing it.

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    I'll see what I can do.
    I've got to cut the hangers off these things.

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    I like setting them on fire if its possible,then they just fall out .Try not to breath in the nice fumes though

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    I had thought about setting them on fire, but I didn't like the thought of changing the temper of the spring steel.

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    I bought a cheap 20 ton press... under $200.00. It has been great for stuff like this, u joints, pressing bearings etc. But I'm always breaking stuff, if it aint jeep I'm breaking, its farm equipment.
    Oh yeah, and you can squash stuff

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    i drilled and air chesiled like splinter did worked good for me

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    Don't have an air chesil. I'll see what I can come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikeMud View Post
    Don't have an air chesil. I'll see what I can come up with.
    Big socket, big C-clamp and drive it out. Once it starts moving, it shouldn't be as big a problem to hammer it the rest of the way.

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    Burn the bitches.... I've done it that way before. A lot of the above mentioned will work.

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    Anthony, Chris has a air chisel. The burn method worked for me with my old stuff when i was doing the lift, my control arms wouldn't come out.
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    x10 for burning it out. just did the sways on my car and had a similar deal with the end links... except I don't have any friggin deep socket impact sockets so I had to use my air ratchet. Had to loosen them up a bit so I nuked the bushings with that little cool blue propane torch they sell at cdn tire.

    Little torch is on sale right now actually... $24.00 for the self igniting nozzle + 5hr burn time can, refills are on sale for 3 bux each. These things burn forever, I used 1 can over almost 4 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinthock View Post
    Anthony, Chris has a air chisel. The burn method worked for me with my old stuff when i was doing the lift, my control arms wouldn't come out.
    I've tried both my MPS gas and propane torches, takes forever to even make the slightest dent in the rubber.

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    try a little liter fluid .

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