Fitting Super PollyPro bushes to 80 series radius arms

Bat21

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Following on from this thread I tought I would do a simple 'How I did it guide'

Apologies for the poor quality images, I didn't want to get my DSLR covered in White grease so used the 'point and click' :)

Once the radius Arm was removed from my vehicle it was evident that getting the old bushes out wasn't goin gto be easy so, I decided to drill out the rubber from around the center bush.
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With center bush now removed then next task was to remove the original bush outer. I did this by cutting through it with a hacksaw taking care NOT to cut into the radius arm.
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Once the outer is cut through I hammered in an old blunt screwdriver to lift the one edge, the bush outer was then easily removed with a pair of Mole gripps.
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The next job was to clean up the hole in the arm.
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Then smear the White grease that came with the kit around the hole.
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Coat the bush with the White grease and place above the hole. I then used a piece of 10mm threadded bar with two short pieces of aluninum section as 'washers'.
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Once the two nuts are wound together, the new bush will invariably enter the hole on an angle, wind on a little more 'pressure' with the two nuts and then press in the exposed lip either with a blunt screwdriver or by crushing with a pair of gripps.
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Once square in the hole continue winding the nuts until the bush is a little over half way in.
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Remove the 'incission tool' and give the bush a tap with a copper hammer, it will very easily 'pop' into place.

Finaly insert the new center bush using the same tool that was used to insert the bushes.... job done.
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Repeat the process for the remaining 5 bushes.
 

Gav Peter

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Nice job with the 'incission' tool Paul.

I used the drilling technique when removing mine but then used a cold chisel to get the old metal inserts out rather than cutting them.

The castor correction bushes I fitted were in two halves so they could be pushed in from either side of the arm.
 
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