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Old 04-25-2010, 10:55 AM
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Rubber bushings for a 4 bar suspension

I have been pondering this question for a long time about rubber bushings. I have an after market 4 Bar suspension kit that I installed in my 57 Chevy pickup several years ago and it has your typical urethane type bushings. What I am wondering is there someplace or someone that has rubber bushings that can be used to replace the urethane bushings ? I am unsure of the exact dimensions , but it's your typical street rod type rear 4 bar setup.
Not a 4 Link.
One end of my bars have the threaded adjustable end and the other end is welded to the end of the bar.
Any ideas ????
Thanks , Gene

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I have put a LOT of miles on my 1932 Ford roadster ... so the bushings finally had to be replaced. I called TCI ... ( that is who made my 4 bars ) and they had replacements for not a lot of money. They had 4 or 5 different sizes.

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You might be able to take the ID and length dimensions of the tube the bushing fits into to the auto parts store and find some inner control arm bushings with metal outer sleeves that would press in. That would really be a nice set-up if you could make it work. Do it once and you would likely be done forever, and have less vibration through the chassis to your backside.

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