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Old 03-12-2019, 08:59 AM   #11
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I must have the WT D30. It looks to be factory welds on the shock mounts. I ended up mounting the shocks on the axle. Was attempting to kind of slap the front suspension together over the weekend but due to a family gathering on Sunday just didnt have the time or the parts. The OME bushing kits I purchased only come with one sleeve per pack. I read online that you reuse the sleeves from the front of the old leaf springs. Going to attempt to remove them with out a press. Burn, cut, drill? C Clamp and some sockets? What have you guys done in the past? Still waiting on one rear leaf spring and I ordered up some new ubolts F/R from Morris. I would love to post some pictures for you guys but every time I try it says Im not logged in? Maybe I have not posted enough times either? Anyway I will keep updating as I go.

 

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Default Re: Lift Advice for 84 CJ7 

Old 03-12-2019, 09:38 AM   #12
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IIRC, my BDS bushings didn't have a metal sleeve for the front shackles. The rear bushings did, though. Or maybe it was the other way around...either way, my bushing kit didn't require me to use old parts.

I don't have any experience with getting them out, but I'd imagine tapping them out with a dull implement of your choosing would be ok. If you have a wide enough vise, you could use it as a press to get them out. If they've been in there for a while, it'll be a PITA to get out.

 

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Old 03-12-2019, 11:27 AM   #13
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I must have the WT D30. It looks to be factory welds on the shock mounts. I ended up mounting the shocks on the axle. Was attempting to kind of slap the front suspension together over the weekend but due to a family gathering on Sunday just didnt have the time or the parts. The OME bushing kits I purchased only come with one sleeve per pack. I read online that you reuse the sleeves from the front of the old leaf springs. Going to attempt to remove them with out a press. Burn, cut, drill? C Clamp and some sockets? What have you guys done in the past? Still waiting on one rear leaf spring and I ordered up some new ubolts F/R from Morris. I would love to post some pictures for you guys but every time I try it says Im not logged in? Maybe I have not posted enough times either? Anyway I will keep updating as I go.
The old stock bushings have a metal outter shell which is usually rusted into the frame hanger eye. You will have drive those out and replece with new poly bushing which don't have a outter metal shell. Not sure what the engineers were thinking when they designed that setup. Just order up a new set of poly bushings for the front and back as most kits only come with the spring side.

 

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