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Bushing Question
#1
Here's where I show my complete ignorance, but then again I joined this site to learn lol So with that in mind I have a few questions

what is the correct name of the bushings the arrows are pointing to in my pic?

Is there more than one kind to replace them with?

Where should I look to buy them?

The bushings on both sides got completely destroyed at the same time....is that common for that to happen on both sides at the same time? and is there some kind of solution that may have caused them to deteriorate quickly?

thanks ahead of time....bill

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#2
Those are supplied with new shocks.
Don't know if they can be purchased separately.

mike

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#3
goodnigh;122154 Wrote:Those are supplied with new shocks.
Don't know if they can be purchased separately.

mike

+1 just a shock bushing
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#4
If the bushings are rotted you may as well install new shocks.

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#5
Check the 'HELP' section of local auto parts store. I've been able to find new shock bushings on occasion.
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#6
you should be able to get them separately it is a front shock bushing.

it looks like you had poly bushings originally. i would recommend switching to normal oem Rubber versions. they work just as well take some stress off the shock due to springs not moving on the perches(unless you have roller perches), it makes the shock a little more flexible in movement which may make the handling a little less tight but polys Squeak like crazy and the rubber will not and rubber tends not to split like polys do
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#7
+1 on the rubber.
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#8
I have spare bushings laying around if that's all you need.

PM me an address and they're in the mail.

Jeff T.

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#9
thanks to all of you for the info......I went to the local auto store and was able to purchase a set of bushings.....the thing that bothers me is that both sides got destroyed at exactly the same time.....I don't abuse my car at all....I was wondering if it's common for that to happen to both sides at exactly the same time? The people where I take my car for service (same place as who did my restoration) and the folks at the auto parts store told me they never saw that before.....just wondering thanks

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#10
over tightening them would cause them to fail prematurely.

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