Rear end "ear" bushings

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Richie, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Richie

    Richie Well-Known Member

    I am planning to replace the bushings in the control arms and rear end ears with the same rubber bushings that are presently used. I have found MOOG #K5161 as the replacement bushing for the lower control arm. Is K5161 also used on the upper control arm and what about the ears on the rear end? Thanks for the help, Richie
  2. 69a-body

    69a-body Well-Known Member

    Afaik it is the same bushing in all 8 locations with the exception , iirc early years 64 ? I just did all of mine. Be careful on the ears. I used air chisel to fold the shell in and they fell out. I would also recommend installing with allthread and spacers, Not hammer.
  3. '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl

    '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl Well-Known Member

    I just did my axle & upper control arms on my '72 Lark(bought new as to not have to mess with the bushings).

    For the axle "ears" you are correct. I also used the Moog K5161 bushings.

  4. Richie

    Richie Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I just finished the front end. I can now starting buying everything and get ready to do the rear later in the year. I did forget to put the year of my car in. It's a 72 GS.
  5. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    Put a light coat of grease on the bushing shells, they'll go in easier.
  6. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    I froze mine overnight and then used a tool from a friend to install mine. The all thread deal works too..
    I think the ones in the arm are tougher to do but do-able..
  7. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    HR Parts n Stuff makes a nice tool to press them out and install them.

    Click on "Products", "Tools n Stuff", "Bushing Tool

    Maybe someone has the tool and is willing to lend it to you.

  8. Richie

    Richie Well-Known Member

    I will probably get one. I don't plan on removing the rear and I want it to go as smooth as possible.

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