My old forks (circa 1959, av88, rebadged as Ward's Riverside) are full of about 11 different kinds of grease, cow shit and mud. All 'vintage'. Anybody ever come up with a shade tree mechanic equivalent to the "bushing extractor" in the repair manual (pic)?
Not looking to buy a new tool. I tried using the recoil spring off an old weed whip coupled alongside a 2 foot 3/8 socket extension and also alongside an old lady's foot fulcrum bar. It grabs but they won't come free. Looks like there's roundabout 6 different pieces inside the fork (other pic).
Anybody ever bother going to this level of detail in a rebuild? Just douche it out and move forward?
Digging any response I can get, thanks!