Originally Posted by Bryan59EC
Either way (jack, wood, BFH or the correct tool) these thing have been in the car for nearing 50 years and will be difficult to remove.
When reinstalling----the must start in the holes absolutely square.
Not too difficult to crack the control arm upon reinstalling (done that).
I'd suggest removing the control arm and taking it to a machine shop to do the dirty work, but removing and reinstalling the springs in these cars can be a pain in the hiney.
yeah, I just removed the springs the other day. Doesn't look like it'll be fun to get back in to place.
I'll check the local part stores for a press. The top one doesn't seem to be too hard to get out.