Is this axle-side control arm bushing welded on?

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Make a homemade Johnny Joint press out of a pair of sockets, threaded rod, nuts and washers. Squeeze the outer washers together to compress the poly races. That should free up the c clip. Then you can dig at the clip to pull it out.

Inspect the groove for the c clip. Hopefully it is ok.

You'll need the JJ press to reinstall the new internals, along with a snap ring pliers.
 

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As long as that groove is ok, everything should be fine. Quite the picture, though!

Here's a Pirate thread about making a press. There may be better ones, but this came up right away. The goal is to squeeze the retainer washers together one way or another.

Pics of simple tool to assemble currie style JJ for those looking https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=449534
 
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As long as that groove is ok, everything should be fine. Quite the picture, though!

Here's a Pirate thread about making a press. There may be better ones, but this came up right away. The goal is to squeeze the retainer washers together one way or another.

Pics of simple tool to assemble currie style JJ for those looking https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=449534
Samsung S9 FTW.

I was looking at this tread earlier. I might Go ahead and get the JJ tool for future use. All of my control arms have them.