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Offline MIPS

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Spring Perch Bushings
« on: January 31, 2022, 12:47:45 PM »
Both my front bushings are trashed and one of them let go on the weekend and now hard turns or a bump on the passenger side gives a *klunk* as it slides around inside the bushing.
They were not available when I ordered basically every other bushing two years ago. I can still only find new parts for the Rambler and Javelin. Has availability still not changed?

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Re: Spring Perch Bushings
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2022, 01:37:20 PM »
Not that I know of.

I do however have access to a lathe now, so I could make you some if you want. I also have two off the blue eagle, theyre old but intact.

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nevermind I forgot I already sold them, I can still try to make you some if you get the measurements
« Last Edit: January 31, 2022, 01:47:06 PM by TheBirdman »
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Re: Spring Perch Bushings
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 04:56:02 PM »
Rare Parts 15151.  Easy to find, but not cheap.   They got down to about $40 each a few years ago (when I stocked up!), but have gone up since.
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Re: Spring Perch Bushings
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2022, 10:44:17 PM »
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Re: Spring Perch Bushings
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2023, 02:03:35 PM »
I ended up buying a pair of bushing from AMClives when they were $159.97usd.
https://www.amclives.com/products/1968-69-amx-javelin-1964-69-american-upper-trunnion-bearing-only-kit

After taxes and shipping it came to $489CAD for the pair, plus UPS wanted in on the party and there was a $69 customs COD waiting for me at the door. x_x

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Re: Spring Perch Bushings
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2023, 03:58:56 PM »
Cross-posting for closure.

They're in. Had a shop remove the old bushings and weld the new ones in. Don't forget to buy new bolts and nylon nuts.



Two things to note:

1 - Make sure the grease fitting points DOWN. If it points to the front or back you can't get a socket onto the nut for the shocks. The outermost nut is easy to reach with a spanner but the inner nut, oh man get ready for a world of caustic swearing. ;)

2 - The bushings come prefilled with grease. DO NOT ADD MORE GREASE! I did and with one extra pump it blew the seals out. You can put them back in with a deep enough socket but you have to remove any extra grease that has oozed out and into the seat for the seal because when you put the seal back in it will hydraulically pop the other side out.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2023, 04:03:38 PM by MIPS »

 

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