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> A-arm bushing install video, 914 rubber bushings step-by-step
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post Mar 13 2018, 09:49 AM
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Hi Guys,

I've been working with Mark and Matt at 914 Rubber over the past few weeks to refine the installation process and shoot a video for their a-arm bushing kit. Happy to report that it's finally ready for primetime! Shout outs to Bruce and Cary for all their contributions as well.



And here's a video on how I removed the a-arms and bushings using a press and heat...



Coming soon...
– 914 Rubber master cylinder install
– "Bench" bleeding in the car
– 914 Rubber Rebuilt steering rack with turbo tie rods
– Front wheel bearing replacement

Hope you enjoy my videos. Just trying to give back to this amazing community. Apologies in advance for worsening the addiction.

Have fun with all the innuendo. Can't wait to read the comments (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

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post Mar 13 2018, 09:57 AM
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These are a more difficult install. We could have made them smaller and easier to install, but they would have the issues Elephant mentioned. These need to have a very tight tolerance, this is how to do it.
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post Mar 13 2018, 09:58 AM
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Superb video as always!
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post Mar 13 2018, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE(1adam12 @ Mar 13 2018, 10:58 AM) *

Superb video as always!



Nicely done. Thanks!

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post Mar 13 2018, 10:27 AM
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Great video, looking forward to watching them all.

Maybe an electric drill to drive those nuts?
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post Mar 13 2018, 10:36 AM
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Great video on the bushing install.

Maybe a part two showing how to set up the bar to the drop links without preloading the bar?
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post Mar 13 2018, 10:48 AM
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Great video. Unfortunately, my 911 A arms are capped at one end. Gotta get a long pipe clamp.

A pair of leather work glows make things easier to handle than the oven mitt.
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post Mar 13 2018, 11:40 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Mar 13 2018, 12:48 PM) *

Great video. Unfortunately, my 911 A arms are capped at one end. Gotta get a long pipe clamp.

A pair of leather work glows make things easier to handle than the oven mitt.


My 914 arms were capped too. But it's just a metal disc thats pressure-fit in. I just hammered it back once I was done. I wonder if it's the same on the 911 arms.
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post Mar 13 2018, 11:44 AM
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QUOTE(cuddy_k @ Mar 13 2018, 01:40 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Mar 13 2018, 12:48 PM) *

Great video. Unfortunately, my 911 A arms are capped at one end. Gotta get a long pipe clamp.

A pair of leather work glows make things easier to handle than the oven mitt.


My 914 arms were capped too. But it's just a metal disc thats pressure-fit in. I just hammered it back once I was done. I wonder if it's the same on the 911 arms.

Probably. Thanks for the tip.
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post Mar 13 2018, 01:51 PM
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Great video and excellent marketing tool! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

Now, how do I remove the new Uro bushings that are mounted on the refurbished arms that I got from Bruce??? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)




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post Mar 13 2018, 01:52 PM
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Ian...

Very nice job on the video!
Easy to follow and perfect for the DIY...

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post Mar 13 2018, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE(Montreal914 @ Mar 13 2018, 03:51 PM) *

Great video and excellent marketing tool! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

Now, how do I remove the new Uro bushings that are mounted on the refurbished arms that I got from Bruce??? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)

Heat works great but since you said refurbished, that complicates things. I would probably remove the end brackets with a press. If the bushing stays in the bracket, use the press to remove. If the bushing is on the arm, mounting the bushing in a vise and twisting the arm will probably work.
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post Mar 13 2018, 02:41 PM
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Thanks for sharing this
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post Mar 13 2018, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE(Montreal914 @ Mar 13 2018, 12:51 PM) *

Great video and excellent marketing tool! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

Now, how do I remove the new Uro bushings that are mounted on the refurbished arms that I got from Bruce??? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)

Heat gun
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post Mar 13 2018, 06:46 PM
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Press is an option I guess.

Heat gun; Freshly powder coated arms, never re-installed... Glass temperature for power paint is ~80C (Wiki)... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

An other option would be to install them as is and replace them when they wear out in 1-2 years... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif). Probably the same situation though...
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post Mar 13 2018, 07:40 PM
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The companion video to this video...A-arm and bushing removal...is uploading to youtube now. Standby! Personally, I prefer the press. Way faster and less cancer.

I bought a 20 ton press from HF because I couldn't find a shop willing to press the bearings onto the axle of my 65 mustang. In a mustang the main thing keeping the axle on the car is the bearing itself, so I guess no one wanted the liability. Anyway, I thought the press would just become a coat rack, but I'm surprised at how often I use it.
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It’s a 2 minute job with a torch but only if you are repainting the a arms. Heat the bracket until you see a little smoke and then twist off with a screw driver.
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post Mar 13 2018, 07:56 PM
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mepstein is right...it's only 2 minutes with the heat, but it feels much longer (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif).

ok, removal video is up...link in the first post.
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post Mar 13 2018, 11:41 PM
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Powder cures at about 240-280 range (also depends on the powder). You should be able to heat to about 220, but you will have to be careful. This is one of the reasons I like paint. Sand it and re-shoot it.
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post Mar 14 2018, 07:14 AM
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Ian,

Did you paint your arms or have them powder coated between the removal and installation videos?

They look great!
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