replaceing bushings

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replaceing bushings

Post by amos » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:58 am

Back at it and working on projects(2 now) and yesterday was bushings on attachment day. old out and putting in new after shrinking with dry ice still involved a very big hammer and some serious beating. Stepped back and thunk a little and next one i tried heating attachment bushing pocket to expand then install bushing: back to big hammer and serious beating.Pocket for bushings were all cleaned to bare shiney metal with no ridges or burrs.
There's probably a portable press of some type for this but don't want to spend the $$$ for one.
All ears on a better way to do this.
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Re: replaceing bushings

Post by jsal » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:56 am

for pulling bushings in I have a 3/4" threaded grade 8 rod and1/2' steel plates and squeeze them in works well.


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Re: replaceing bushings

Post by amos » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:35 pm

Hi Jim,
Good idea,many thanks.
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