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    Posted: May/26/2018 at 9:27pm
Is there any one on the forum who restores AMX trunnions: bearings bushings, media blast, paint, "The full Monty" Prefer rubber bushings and getting back my original cores. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote brownspirit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2018 at 10:40pm
The only way I know to get the correct bushings is to order part # 15758 from a company called rare parts. They used to do them on a exchange basis. It's been a long time since I got them, but I happen the think that the correct OEM style vertical is important. They weren't cheap as I recall, maybe $200-$250 each? I can't remember.
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If you need trunnion-style spring retainers for removing early AMX trunnions/springs, mine are free to loan to Forum members and just a PM away.

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Thanks for the offer. The engine was just rebuilt and not in the car. Transmission is on the floor. So the factory style spring retainers won't help. I rounded up the parts to make a spring compressor/decompressor:  3/4" threaded rod, huge 3/4" nuts, 3/8" x 1" flat steel, 3/4" pipe to go up and down the rod, 9/16" grade 5  or better bolts to fit in the saddle, and 6" i.d. steel pipe 6" long to be cut length-wise for containment wings, welding rod and ac/dc Lincoln welder. Feel like I'm on a suicide mission. Maybe wear a full face helmet and body armor from "Knights of the Round Table" when compressing the springs and installing them. LOL
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to get springs out jack up right rear to take out left front , jack up left rear to take out right front. The top and bottom spring cups have a hole on each side wire these together and take spring out. We compressed the new springs on my 4/4 Scout frame .

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Toad, To do it the way you suggested requires the engine be in the car.  
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