Well I got them all out with a homemade puller.
I used an old headbolt with a socket head, an old bearing race as a spacer (or a socket would be better,as its deeper) which is bigger than the cush rubbers, a large washer and a nut.
I put the bolt in from behind and tightened the nut until the rubbers started to pull out..worked a treat.
Next I'll be moving into aerospace engineering!!!!!
Great how a small triumph renews enthusiasm....
[Edited on 14-2-2006 by andya]