Well a while back someone was asking about different ways to repair the radius arm bushings in a 4x4 Ford. Well we just happened to have one in the shop the other day so I figured I'd take some pics during the job to show how we do it where I work. It's actually not that bad this way, the hardest part is cutting/torching through the welds to remove the support bracket. Basically we remove the nut and rear bushing, then you need to cut/torch through the welds that hold the bracket to the frame (a ratcheting tie-down can hold the arm/suspension forward). Once that's done then remove the front bushing, install new front bushing, install new bracket with nuts and bolts if old one is damaged (available from Ford), then new rear bushing and radius arm nut. You still need to work the front end a little to get the bolt holes to line up in the frame and bracket (a second person comes in handy), but the job can be done relatively quickly this way. I have included photos of the repair in my photo album <a href="http://hotrodders.com/cgibin/album/album.pl?album=00001452" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a> for anyone with a Ford that might be interested.
[ May 03, 2003: Message edited by: dmorris1200 ]</p>