Hey Firebird peeps....So in my never-ending saga of this old bird, I'm installing a solid bushing set for the front subframe. The primary 4 bushings were completely shot....3 of the 4 bolts weren't even tight....so it took almost nothing to loosen them and a crap ton of rust and dust fell out of them. Rubber is cracked as hell and I don't think they were doing much.
I've got those handled nicely....but the Radiator Core support is a different story. How the heck do you get them out and install new ones? Luckily these bushings look ok (better than the 4 primary bushings under the main body...so I may just leave them for now.
I can get the bolt and the lower bushing out along with the shims that were installed above the upper bushing (3 shims). But there is a lip on the support that is preventing me from sliding the upper bushing out. Should I pull off the front bumper/cowl?
I can post pictures tomorrow....but I got frustrated enough that I'm considering just leaving the front radiator core support bushings as is.