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Removing Poly Subframe Bushes

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Thinking of using a reciprocating saw to cut them out from the inside but have yet to check if suitable thin blades are available. Burning does not seem to be a good idea, or is it?

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Should be able to recipro them out.  You can also use a drill to punch holes in them (if you can access the end of the bush well enough) to remove material to make other tools easier to use.

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or holesaw then recipro saw. Just need to careful of the subframe, it's hard to tell when you are through.

I've done burning too, it works.

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Thanks blokes, the subframe is out so accessibility is no problem.

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Got them out, if it was to be done again this is how I'd do it. Use a ~15mm drill to drill holes through the poly close together around the perimeter of each bush, rock the drill sideways to break though the holes so the centre can be removed. Some poly will be left stuck to the outer wall of the bush housing so clean that out with a coarse file or something. A butane torch can then be used to melt away what's left. Easy peasy :)

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