Mar 29, Its pretty easy with a press, just lay the leaf eye hole in on its side and take a couple of little metal blocks to put on the edge/housing of the eye loop then find diameter piece of metal and use that to push the old bushing out and the new bushing in.
It takes a lot of pressure to get it out and in. Try this. Use a round hacksaw blade and insert thru the bolt hole. Reassemble the hacksaw frame with the blade inside the bushing and spring eyelet. Cut from the inside of bolt hole outward until you almost hit the steel.
(dont knick or cut the steel as the spring eyelet could later fracture in this spot.)Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Nov 05, Leaf Spring Advice- First Gen Camaro. Hi All, I have a 67 Camaro with the full Hotchkis kit. 2" drop springs in the front, drop in the rear. After i set the car down initially a couple of years ago when I installed everything, the rear was too high.
I ended up throwing some 1" drop blocks in there to correct it and make the stance right. Sep 19, Re: Leaf spring removal. Those bolts screw into a 'captive nut'. which simply clips into the frame bracket. The clip portion of the captive nut is much thinner metal and can rust away before the nut does. and when the clip (that holds it in place) is rusted, then the nut (and whatever portion of the clip that remains) just 'spins' when you.
May 26, Drill a hole in the pipe cap for 1/2" threaded rod. Stick the rod through the pipe cap and nipple and through the spring bushing. Use a big flat washer on the other side and double nut it so it cant move. Put a nut on the threaded rod outside the pipe cap. Tighten this nut and see if your assembly pulls the spring bushing into the nipple. Sep 30, The whole point that 79T/Aman was stressing in his concern for the bushings in the front eye of the leaf spring is right here: The front eye needs to be able to swivel some to allow the rear to articulate without binding, so that means either rubber, or a spherical bearing (like a johnny joint) in the front eye.