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BurnedRubber 01-20-2017 09:46 AM

New way to remove sub frame bushings!
 
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Hello everyone! I recently changed the rear sub-frame bushings on my Camaro. Many people suggested I use the method of heating the bushing and allowing the weight of the car force the bushing from the sub-frame. When I was thinking about this and watching videos of others doing this I didnt really think it was the right way to do it, and wasnt really comfortable with moving the car around like that with the rear end out. I triend BMRs suggested bash the hell out of it with a hammer method and that was verry innefective. So what i did was use the heat method with my own twist.

Tools required
- 2 Jaw balancer puller (a set of 3 can be bought from harbour freight for fairly cheap)
- 1/2" drive ratchet
- Socket to fit on the balancer puller
- Short extension that fits in the metal center of the bushings
- Propane torch

Steps
- First you are going to want to place the small extension in the metal center of the bushing, this will help center the puller
- Second, your going to want to put the puller on the extension, were using the puller to push the bushing out, opposite of its intended purose.
- Third, use the ratchet and socket to get some light pressure on the bushing.
- Fourth, start applying heat with the torch to the metal sub frame surrounding the bushing
- As you apply heat, slowly tighten the puller, trying to keep it as verticle as possible, be aware if it gets a lot of angle. If it does start to go crooked stop, and re position and start again.

I hope this helps! if you have any questions please ask them here or feel free to PM me!

:thanks:

olblue75 01-20-2017 10:27 AM

So you dropped the whole rear subframe???

BurnedRubber 01-20-2017 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by olblue75 (Post 9515772)
So you dropped the whole rear subframe???

Yes, I had to drop it to do some other bushings so I did everything with it out.

camaro500 01-20-2017 01:00 PM

Cool!

BurnedRubber 01-20-2017 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by camaro500 (Post 9516036)
Cool!

Thank you!

JLSuperfly 01-20-2017 02:13 PM

Nice DIY write up. Thanks for sharing.

olblue75 01-20-2017 02:17 PM

Looks a lot easier!!! Good info!

davidscamaro 01-20-2017 02:44 PM

Looks way cleaner than using the cradle still in car way I did, got pretty smokey burning them out with just the weight of the car to push the bushings out

BurnedRubber 01-20-2017 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by davidscamaro (Post 9516214)
Looks way cleaner than using the cradle still in car way I did, got pretty smokey burning them out with just the weight of the car to push the bushings out

It worked really well. I think its a lot safer than using the weight of the car like many do! maybe this can become a sticky for future reference mods?

Jerry7297 01-24-2017 10:22 AM

Awesome Idea. Where was this 2 years ago. LOL Good job.

BurnedRubber 01-24-2017 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry7297 (Post 9522040)
Awesome Idea. Where was this 2 years ago. LOL Good job.

Thank you! hopefully those that haven't already done the bushings will see this.


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