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Old 10-02-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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6 or 12 ton Press for bushings

I own 3 oldies (90, 92 & 93) all have between 60K-150K miles. While I
was changing some of the easier bushings, I noticed some of the
pressed in bushings were looking real bad

I found a 6 ton hydraulic press (benchtop) for $65+$33 shipping to VT
and a 12 ton (floor standing) for $89+$80 shipping.
http://www.northerntool.com/

Obviously, I'd like to spend the least amount of $$ to get the job
done, but either price for the right tool seems OK (I'd probably sell
them after the job was done anyway) but my question is what does it
take to press those front end bushings out?

Many thanks!!



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Old 10-02-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: 6 or 12 ton Press for bushings


<commandline@easynews.net> wrote in message
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> I own 3 oldies (90, 92 & 93) all have between 60K-150K miles. While I
> was changing some of the easier bushings, I noticed some of the
> pressed in bushings were looking real bad
>
> I found a 6 ton hydraulic press (benchtop) for $65+$33 shipping to VT
> and a 12 ton (floor standing) for $89+$80 shipping.
> http://www.northerntool.com/
>
> Obviously, I'd like to spend the least amount of $$ to get the job
> done, but either price for the right tool seems OK (I'd probably sell
> them after the job was done anyway) but my question is what does it
> take to press those front end bushings out?
>
> Many thanks!!
>
>
>


The 6 ton should be more than enough for the job, you'll need to
make/find/buy some sort of mandrels to press bushings out without damaging
the parts though.


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Old 10-02-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
Randy G.
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Re: 6 or 12 ton Press for bushings

"James Sweet" <jamessweet@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
><commandline@easynews.net> wrote in message
>news:rub0k11ldptirs7m20rjj3d0auhh8u7s6t@4ax.com...
>> I own 3 oldies (90, 92 & 93) all have between 60K-150K miles. While I
>> was changing some of the easier bushings, I noticed some of the
>> pressed in bushings were looking real bad
>>
>> I found a 6 ton hydraulic press (benchtop) for $65+$33 shipping to VT
>> and a 12 ton (floor standing) for $89+$80 shipping.
>> http://www.northerntool.com/
>>
>> Obviously, I'd like to spend the least amount of $$ to get the job
>> done, but either price for the right tool seems OK (I'd probably sell
>> them after the job was done anyway) but my question is what does it
>> take to press those front end bushings out?
>>
>> Many thanks!!
>>
>>
>>

>
>The 6 ton should be more than enough for the job, you'll need to
>make/find/buy some sort of mandrels to press bushings out without damaging
>the parts though.
>


I was thinking about the same bench-top 6 ton press combined with
these to star:
http://store.yahoo.com/brandsplace/0246-otc4505.html

I have a friend with a small machine shop where I can get some
mandrels made as well.... But first things first.. the 960's power
steering pump went out yesterday.


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'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
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Old 10-02-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 6 or 12 ton Press for bushings

On Sun, 02 Oct 2005 16:39:06 -0700, "Randy G."
<frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote:

>"James Sweet" <jamessweet@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Yes!! Well thanks for that!! I was thinking about using a socket (dum)



>><commandline@easynews.net> wrote in message
>>news:rub0k11ldptirs7m20rjj3d0auhh8u7s6t@4ax.com...
>>> I own 3 oldies (90, 92 & 93) all have between 60K-150K miles. While I
>>> was changing some of the easier bushings, I noticed some of the
>>> pressed in bushings were looking real bad
>>>
>>> I found a 6 ton hydraulic press (benchtop) for $65+$33 shipping to VT
>>> and a 12 ton (floor standing) for $89+$80 shipping.
>>> http://www.northerntool.com/
>>>
>>> Obviously, I'd like to spend the least amount of $$ to get the job
>>> done, but either price for the right tool seems OK (I'd probably sell
>>> them after the job was done anyway) but my question is what does it
>>> take to press those front end bushings out?
>>>
>>> Many thanks!!
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>The 6 ton should be more than enough for the job, you'll need to
>>make/find/buy some sort of mandrels to press bushings out without damaging
>>the parts though.
>>

>
>I was thinking about the same bench-top 6 ton press combined with
>these to star:
>http://store.yahoo.com/brandsplace/0246-otc4505.html
>
>I have a friend with a small machine shop where I can get some
>mandrels made as well.... But first things first.. the 960's power
>steering pump went out yesterday.
>
>
> __ __
> Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
> \__/olvos
>'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
> "Shelby" & "Kate"

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Old 10-16-2005, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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commandline@easynews.net wrote:

>I own 3 oldies (90, 92 & 93) all have between 60K-150K miles. While I
>was changing some of the easier bushings, I noticed some of the
>pressed in bushings were looking real bad
>
>I found a 6 ton hydraulic press (benchtop) for $65+$33 shipping to VT
>and a 12 ton (floor standing) for $89+$80 shipping.
>http://www.northerntool.com/
>
>Obviously, I'd like to spend the least amount of $$ to get the job
>done, but either price for the right tool seems OK (I'd probably sell
>them after the job was done anyway) but my question is what does it
>take to press those front end bushings out?
>


Any progress on the press, mandrels, or bushing replacement?

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'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
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Old 10-19-2005, 00:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 6 or 12 ton Press for bushings

Did you ever get that press? I am still considering it, but would like
to know whether the bushing driver set I mentioned works. If it has
all the right sizes for our cars it would asve me a lot of time and
effort.

THANKS (and sorry for the e-mail response)!

__ __
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
\__/olvos
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"



commandline@easynews.net wrote:
>
>I own 3 oldies (90, 92 & 93) all have between 60K-150K miles. While I
>was changing some of the easier bushings, I noticed some of the
>pressed in bushings were looking real bad
>
>I found a 6 ton hydraulic press (benchtop) for $65+$33 shipping to VT
>and a 12 ton (floor standing) for $89+$80 shipping.
>http://www.northerntool.com/
>
>Obviously, I'd like to spend the least amount of $$ to get the job
>done, but either price for the right tool seems OK (I'd probably sell
>them after the job was done anyway) but my question is what does it
>take to press those front end bushings out?
>
>Many thanks!!
>
>


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Old 10-19-2005, 01:01   #7 (permalink)
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"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote in message
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> Did you ever get that press? I am still considering it, but would like
> to know whether the bushing driver set I mentioned works. If it has
> all the right sizes for our cars it would asve me a lot of time and
> effort.
>



I'm curious to know as well, I've always had to make my own mandrels, but
then having friends who own a fully equipped machine shop makes that a
little easier.


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Old 10-19-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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> I'm curious to know as well, I've always had to make my own mandrels, but
> then having friends who own a fully equipped machine shop makes that a
> little easier.
>
>


Hey, isn't that cheating?


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Old 10-19-2005, 19:01   #9 (permalink)
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"Pat Quadlander" <pquadlander@comcast.net> wrote:

>> I'm curious to know as well, I've always had to make my own mandrels, but
>> then having friends who own a fully equipped machine shop makes that a
>> little easier.
>>
>>

>
>Hey, isn't that cheating?
>



Only if it's a CNC shop! ;-)
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Old 10-19-2005, 21:01   #10 (permalink)
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"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote in message
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> "Pat Quadlander" <pquadlander@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> >> I'm curious to know as well, I've always had to make my own mandrels,

but
> >> then having friends who own a fully equipped machine shop makes that a
> >> little easier.
> >>
> >>

> >
> >Hey, isn't that cheating?
> >

>
>
> Only if it's a CNC shop! ;-)
>


Which it is, however for one-off's it's a lot quicker to just use the manual
machines, CNC is really only good for either complex parts, or when you want
to make 100 of the same thing.


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