So here is the bit you are coping with.
Getting that out is one of the easier jobs on these cars. Jack the front up so both wheels are off the ground. Undo your top shock bolt and just push them down another inch with your hand. Then put a big socket on your jack and jack the torsion bar keys up and you can easily pull the inserts out and get this cross member out.
The bushings in this one were totally shagged after 13 years.
Like, the sleeve was about to totally separate from the rubber. No wonder there was movement.
Although you need to bear in mind you will not see anything wrong with it in the car until you get the pry bar on it.
The other side:
If you want to find your own bushings, here are the dimensions:
Insert is 69mm long, interior diameter for 12mm bolt, exterior diameter 22mm.
Cup diameter is actually closer to 43mm. Bear in mind the old one here has a bit of grunge on the outside affecting the measurement.
Cup length is 50mm.
Good luck finding them, but. I am good at searching, and I could not.
You guys could just buy your own Shore 60 or Shore 80 Polytek and pour your own bushings in the old cup. Wish I could have done that, but it is unavailable here.
Another easy way would be to burn or cut the rubber out of the old cup, and put in these off the shelf parts from suspension.com.
The issue is, but, that your new bushings are not bonded like the rubber ones, so you would have to put spacers like so:
To stop the bushing sliding back and forth on the insert, particularly as you are gonna grease there.
Also, if you leave the original cup in there, one end is kind of sharpened, so you would have to grind that down and make a washer lip for it to stop that slicing the flange off the bushing, I reckon.
I am going to weld in new cups that will be longer, with longer bushings, so that the ends of the bushings are flush with the ends of the 70mm sleeve. Then it will fit in there snug. Spacers are just another thing to make noise, in my opinion.
I will cut this pipe down so when I stick the bushings in it, that fits neat in between the flanges on the chassis where you bolt this cross member in.
That will be heaps better than rubber. I hate rubber cause in the hot weather and on the bad roads here, rubber bushings are always busting, and the price they sell them - if you can find them - is utter robbery for what they are.