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Old 05-07-2013, 06:01 PM   #11
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Nice write up.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #12
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I wish I had a lift or knew someone with one. And a press for that matter.
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Press is def. on my list, when a job that "pays" for it comes along.

Harbor Freight has an adequate press for a low enough price that doing all the bushings would "pay" for the press, as opposed to buying new arms to get new bushings.

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #14
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Yeah I've already spent my allotment on tools for a couple months. BTW can you link that press you're talking about, cause i may do this at some point in a year.

Now that i think about it I think my dad has a lift that runs on the air compressor then locks, if I got another 1 to lift up both sides. Hmmmmm.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #15
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The harbor freight press you're talking about, which one? How many tons do you need for stuff like this?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:56 AM   #16
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2 Ton is plenty I think. That's what I used and didn't have any problems.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #17
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i used a 12 ton, http://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-...ess-33497.html
although a 6 ton would probably work. http://www.harborfreight.com/6-ton-a...ress-1666.html
i think its important to use a hydraulic press, i dont think an Arbor press would work very well.
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Isn't what you linked hydraulic? Or you just mean in general.
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ya it is hydraulic. i meant in general.
sometimes getting the old bushings out needed alot of force. I dont think an arbor press could have done it.
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http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog.../category/430/

129.99 - was cheaper than I remembered.

One heavy truck shop I frequent bought this & it worked for them, that's why I put it on my "list" of handy tools to get someday.

Used to using 10 ton similar one at shops I've worked in.
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