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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 11-12-2002 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey All,

I scored on some new 5 leaf leaf springs and Prothane (polyureathane) bushings (front and rear). The leaf springs have new rubber bushings in them, but how do I remove them to install the nice fat prothane bushing? Machine shop? Instructions say I have to also remove the metal ring surrounding the rubber bushing.

I'll be selling my 5 leaf reverse eye springs (6mos. old and ~20 miles) when I get these suckers installed!!

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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mustang68mustangs
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From: pittsburgh,pa.usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 11-12-2002 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took mine to have them pressed out by a buddie of mine so I could install the poly ones.You can also drill a bunch of holes in the rubber and they will fall out.Or you can burn them out with a torch just dont get the spring too hot and dont inhale LOL.The poly bushing go in easy just make sure to use some teflon grease on them
or they will squeek.
Bob

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 11-12-2002 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik I dont get it,why get new 5-leaf when you had new 5 leaf springs?

Did you get my email?

SCOOP

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 11-12-2002 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
I took mine to have them pressed out by a buddie of mine so I could install the poly ones.You can also drill a bunch of holes in the rubber and they will fall out.Or you can burn them out with a torch just dont get the spring too hot and dont inhale LOL.The poly bushing go in easy just make sure to use some teflon grease on them
or they will squeek.
Bob

Thanks Bob. I'll take them to the machine shop to get pulled. I could re-use them on another set i'm giving to my uncle.

quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Erik I dont get it,why get new 5-leaf when you had new 5 leaf springs?

Did you get my email?

SCOOP


Scoop, I originally bought the 5 leaf reverse eyes with a package deal (upper/lower control arms, 1" sway, 3/4" rear sway, ssbc disc brakes, 620lb springs, insulators, master cylinder, rear leafs, complete steering including steering box/column).

The reverse eye leafs are cool, but I want to fit more rubber underneath and sort of like my rear a bit higher. It sits pretty level as it is now.

Erik

p.s. I will reply later today.

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1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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Fastymz
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posted 11-12-2002 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
Scoop, I originally bought the 5 leaf reverse eyes with a package deal (upper/lower control arms, 1" sway, 3/4" rear sway, ssbc disc brakes, 620lb springs, insulators, master cylinder, rear leafs, complete steering including steering box/column).

The reverse eye leafs are cool, but I want to fit more rubber underneath and sort of like my rear a bit higher. It sits pretty level as it is now.

Erik

p.s. I will reply later today.


Cool I understand now.I cant use the reverse eyes either for the same reasons as you.

P.S. I was just checking on the email, because I have alot of problems with my home email.

SCOOP

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 11-12-2002 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Cool I understand now.I cant use the reverse eyes either for the same reasons as you.

P.S. I was just checking on the email, because I have alot of problems with my home email.

SCOOP



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