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Studebaker Wheel
07-04-2015, 12:18 PM
A friend is looking to borrow a Kent-Moore tool #J 4655. It is used to remove and replace the rear spring bushing. See illustration below. Would be returned promptly and safely with a few $ to spare. Thanks.

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StudeRich
07-04-2015, 12:44 PM
Looks easy enough to make and very hard to find in original.

OR, he could freeze the Bushing, Heat the Eye and use a driver and a Big hammer like most do.

jerezstude
07-04-2015, 01:01 PM
Dick
Having bought several tool collections over the years, most of which I have no clue what they were designed for. I found the approximately 5'' long hex, so I suspect the rest is here someplace. If no one else has one I will look further. Jerry Kurtz

53k
07-04-2015, 04:11 PM
A friend is looking to borrow a Kent-Moore tool #J 4655. It is used to remove and replace the rear spring bushing. See illustration below. Would be returned promptly and safely with a few $ to spare. Thanks.

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When I changed the bushings on my '64 Daytona convertible a few years, I removed the gas tank, cut off the old bolts (inside the brackets), dropped the springs, burned the old bushing rubber parts and hammered out the old bushings. Know how to hold the hammer. Then I made my own installation tools with a using a large, long bolt, a large nut, two large washers and a combination of sockets to press in the new bushings using a wrench in the small bushing and a large carpenter clamp for the large.

rkapteyn
07-04-2015, 11:41 PM
http://www.studebaker-info.org/rearbush.html

Robert Kapteyn

Skybolt
07-05-2015, 12:59 AM
I've mentioned this before at one time or another but I will do it again.

The easiest way I have found to remove the rear bushings is to wedge a flat bladed screwdriver or something of the sort into where the rolled eye meets the spring again. This prys the eye open a little and the bushing then can be driven out easily. It's not without effort or finessing but it the most effective way if one does not have a press.


Check out post #24 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=377372

This is the same idea. It work so well I don't believe I will have trouble doing this job again.

We have gone here before.
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?59945-Rear-Spring-Bushings

Len

57pack
07-05-2015, 10:25 AM
:eek:Hey Paul, that looks like my finger!:eek:

Studebaker Wheel
07-05-2015, 01:20 PM
Thanks to everyone for their contributions. I had two people respond via pm that had the tool and have put them in touch with my friend. Believe it will all work out. Appreciate the constructive comments.

JoeHall
07-05-2015, 03:25 PM
Changing the bushing in the spring is a piece of cake. However, changing the bushing in the frame is a whole nother story. :ohmy:

4hawks
07-05-2015, 09:48 PM
Hi Richard,
This is the system I used to replace my bushings. I picked these pieces up from my Snap-On driver. I used this set-up to take out the old and install the new. When I removed the old bushings I used a deep-socket on the receiving end and properly sized "thick" washer on the back side. (It was an easy process) I pulled the bushing and the washer (that was placed on the backside of the bushing) through the spring and completely out into the deep socket.

When installing the new bushings I used 2 'properly sized' thick washers; lined up the bushing and pulled the bushing into place.

I made my washers out of 1/4" steel.

You're more than welcome to use these pieces if you would like.


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