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Offline caspian65

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Press plate for idler arm bushing?
« on: May 21, 2017, 10:31:02 PM »
Anyone have any input on the proper press plate to use for removing/installing idler arm bushings?  I need to replace one on a '68 I'm working on, the bushing outer diameter is 1 1/4"

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Re: Press plate for idler arm bushing?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 12:44:52 AM »
I find a socket with the right (a bit smaller preferred) diameter and fake it with my 20 ton press. The standard base plates usually work. I did a rush job on a drive shaft universal joint a couple of weeks back with the same situation. Be creative. The results are what count.
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