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Pressing the bushed out is the best method. Find a piece of tube or a socket that is the same diameter as the outer metal part of the bush, then place another piece of tube (or a socket) which is larger than the outside diameter of the bush on the other side. Place the whole lot in a vice a tighten carefully keeping the whole lot square.If you do not have a vice big enough then a length of threaded rod and two large thick washers can be used. It will help to apply some penetrating oil or some heat, not too much as you will set fire to the rubber. If the bush is firmly stuck then you may have to press out just the inner and cut the outer carefully with a hacksaw from the inside.
This is how I have removed similar bushes from Land Rover leaf springs.