Ive got a free body diagram set up, but Ive confused myself into balancing it out a few different ways if you can believe it. Im trying to determine the lateral loads on the internal bushings under a load by applying a torque at the lower ball joint. Basically I am trying to get a ballpark estimate by viewing it as an equivalent of a lower spherical joint at the bottom of an open tube with another tube just like it upside down and slipped inside it with another spherical bearing at the top. Where they overlap are two bushings in reality, but I'm also considering them as point loads for simplicity. Can someone help me with this fbd?
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