FWIW, I rebushed both sides of my '74 TR6 this weekend. Never removed
the trailing arms from the car. Never needed a C-clamp. It took about
3.5 hours to do it all. I never had to disconnect the brake lines or
remove the axles. You can easily drive the original bushings out with a
screwdriver and a large hammer with the trailing arms in place...no need
for a press as mentioned in other posts. You do need a floor jack to do
it this way. I've done it on 3 other cars so this wasn't just a fluke.
74 TR6 CF20053U - This weekend project
74 TR6 CF15486UO - Body off in progress
Linda Long (IM) wrote:
> Thanks to all that responded to my query. Consensus is go for the gusto
> and take the arm off the car...don't try pressing out bushings while the
> arm is still somewhat attached to the frame. Once off use the old
> slightly smaller socket on one side and slightly larger socket on the
> other....clamp the sockets with a large c clamp and proceed to squeeze,
> grunt and grown the old bushing into the larger socket. A yeah...don't
> forget the Vaseline..........
> Tom Long
> Blacksburg VA
> "How often times it happens,
> we live our lives in chains.
> And we never even learn we had the keys"
> - Don Henley
> PS...for the new bushing....gutter mind!