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I am about to "invest" in a hydraulic press to sort out the panhard rod bushes and the very distressed rear radius arm bushes and wondered if there is a work around for the LRT-64-001 as they don't seem to be available other than at mad prices. I don't have facilities to make anything on a lathe.

As practically everything is off the CVC now I would really like to get to the top of the chassis at the rear and can only think of separating the body and chassis. Is it too scary a job? The whole car is on a 4 post.

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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F133040674514

There’s one side, £14.95 I’m sure a bit more searching I’d find the other ( they are different I think)

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Thanks Chris,

it's really the tool to get them in that's the problem or whether there is a way round it using something else.

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Front ones I used a bearing race 30306 I think, 12mm studding and plates/washers to push them through the arm, a lot cheaper than the tool and a press, if your local garage has a press they could push them in for you,, get new bolts as well, there normally seized in and need cutting out.
If you have a business, I believe it’s the jaguar tool site, tool is £60, so cheaper than normally..

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If someone has the dimensions its would be no great hassle for me to make up a compression bush for you. Something on the list anyway as I plan to do mine next year. I imagine one of the chinee universal press'n pull kits will have suitable bits for the actual pushing duties. Although effective I'm no fan of using a bearing race as a compressor. Seems to need too many hands to keep it all aligned.

The panhard rod bushes can be well and truly in. My back ones came out OK but the front ones didn't budge under my 12 ton, bottle jack style, press. They go in nice'n easy tho'.

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Maybe just the one I did, but if you press the rubber bushing out you can then use a hacksaw blade to put a relief cut in the outer metal casing of what was the bush. Then get an air chisel and push it out, while at the same time not damaging the panhard rod itself. Its v easy. I still don't own a hydraulic press.
Using the bearing race method for the radius arms is v easy, it just goes down the m12 thread. Minimum hands required

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romanrob wrote:

Using the bearing race method for the radius arms is v easy, it just goes down the m12 thread. Minimum hands required

Having a floor standing a hydraulic press I tend to forget that a pull thread system set up on the part itself can be much easier to keep aligned than a press where stuff has to be mounted relative to the ram (or pusher) on the fixed workpiece support. Most especially so when the part is, like the front radius arms, both heavy and not straight.

(Must get round to making the extra bits needed to turn my hydraulic steering joint extractor, which uses one of the cheap a 12 ton rams supplied as spares for the import puller sets, into a mini "take to the job" hydraulic press.)

Clive

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My cruddy video on here - 136 views, lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiAycOtZOwQ&t=39s

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Thank you all.

Rob, I've added a few more views to your excellent video. Quite inspired!

Looks a much easier way to go.