Hi all, I have looked through the past posts to see if anyone has found a supplier for replacement control arm bushes. I see that members have had to make their own, is this the only option? I would welcome some advice please or direction if anyone can help.
Thanks Richard.
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Rich,
If you are talking about the nylon bushings on the lower front a-arms, your choices are few.

I believe that Larry Stock has them at Pantera Parts Connection, but not inexpensive! Which is probably why people have resorted to making them on their own.

They are a simple sleeve "T" bushing so not too much to machine up......if you have that option. Otherwise, drop Larry a line!

Hope this helps!
Steve
http://www.energysuspension.co...ounts-isolators.html

Steve, good idea, sorry I missed the request. Actually, these are easy to find; the tubing used for the control arms are standard inch sizes, there are a few hot rod and suspension places that make these. Getting something with a correct metric interior dimension is yet another thing, so I bought smaller diameter inch standards and opened up the inside to fit...Lee
Hmmmm! I missed the fact that the tubing on the arms was standard! Interesting! Certainly opens up the possibilities.....just need a lathe or such to open the ID of the inner sleeve!

The "preload" that they pre-factor into the end result is good too!

Cheers!
Steve
Hi Steve just catching up with this post and I did just that, bought myself a lathe and made New bushes. I also bought a length of stainless tube and turned this brown to the correct length, the OD doesn't matter because you just drill out the bushes to suit as previously stated. All good, but I now wish I had thought of just purchasing oversized stainless tube and drilled out the original bushes arghhhhhh!!!
yeah, if I remember correctly the control arms are 0.090 inch thick walls...for chrome-moly tubing, there are standard, popular sizes that the world of suspension fabricators use. At least in the Americas, getting the right metric inserts is not easy and I think I ended up stealing from the old control arm when building the replacement...Lee
I will have a chance to measure, later on, but 0.080 is a common wall thickness in Europe because it translates to 2mm.

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Originally posted by LeeA:
yeah, if I remember correctly the control arms are 0.090 inch thick walls...for chrome-moly tubing, there are standard, popular sizes that the world of suspension fabricators use. At least in the Americas, getting the right metric inserts is not easy and I think I ended up stealing from the old control arm when building the replacement...Lee

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