Date registered: Feb 2010
Vehicle: 1972 280SEL daily driver. 904 Dark Blue with cognac interior. euro 4.5 engine
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I appreciate all the feedback. I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy, so I have a spring compressor and jack and stands for this job. The eccentric bolt on the passenger side was frozen to the bushing, but the bushing would turn. Saws-all took off the washers, backed the entire assembly out as one piece and replaced upper and lower bushing. Drivers side eccentric bolt came out, but bushing was frozen to kingpin. Had to remove the entire spindle and king pin. Used a mini hacksaw to cut two notches in the bushing down to the threads and then about an hour of beating with a 3# maul and a cold chisel. I finally won and the new bushing is installed. She should drive much better once I get her aligned. Thanks for the help.