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Old 08-23-2004, 10:58 AM
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I'm slowly getting the trailing arms together.
The thing that has been a little difficult with this is that I'm limited to bushings with a 5/8" sleeve because the rear shock mounts are built into the trailing arm bolt, which is 5/8" . If I wasn't limited by this, I would have just ordered the bushings & ends from

After some trial and error with generic leaf-spring bushings, I went back to the spring shop where I purchased the bushings and got some "energy suspension" polyurathane bushings.

The new bushings are for a '73-7? Ford.
I'm using 1.5" OD (1.25" ID) D.O.M. Tubing and pushing the bushing into the tubing.

Here's my latest concern....
The new bushings are not the tightest fit. Not loose, but not a tough press fit. However, when I push in the inner sleeve, the bushings really tighten up on the tubing. For those of you that have done this before, does this sound like it will work?
Thanks again
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