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Really only one way to do it right. Buy one, or borrow. Way easy with the right tool. Here's tool setup to pull out, with little to no effort.
Pro tips:
Use a sharpie to mark center of bushing and align with center pressed oval in subframe behind it.
The circle cutouts in center "dogbones" point up, look at second pic.
Make sure to use skinny side of nut against the bearing when assembling the tool (second the last pic)
Installation, Again little to no effort. About 15 mins total to r&r both.
Clones can be found on fleabay for ~ $100, then resell or rent when you are done.
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I didn't have any trouble using a home made tool cobbled together from large sockets, some washers, and a length of allthread rod. But I did have to unbolt the 3rd member and lower it enough to access the bushings.

Am I remembering correctly that the factory tool can replace the bushings without moving the 3rd member? Now *that* I would buy a tool for!

Fortunately the white 88 300E I'm driving now already had those bushings replaced by the PO.
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