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Offline Tankradio

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Upper shock bush source ?
« on: January 17, 2020, 03:28:39 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some upper shock bushes for Mk3 & Mk4 ?

I have some lower bushes but the large round upper type are chewed out and need replacing as well.

Cheers

Phill
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Re: Upper shock bush source ?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 01:37:46 PM »
Hi Phil.
I think your best bet is to go to the Superpro website, https://www.superpro.com.au/bush-sizing, and see what they have that's close. From the RPS, it looks like it may be a Pin Mount Type Bushing.
I just ordered 16 bushings off them to replace the ones that support and align the transfer case. They usually sell a kit with 2 like I need and 2 others without the flange, but I rang them and they got me 16 with the flanges. Easy to deal with too.
Now I just have to work out how to make the steel cups that the bushings sit in :)

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Re: Upper shock bush source ?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2020, 11:21:56 PM »
Thanks Greg,

I will chase them up. I will also need to rebush the transfer case as well 😳

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Phill
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Re: Upper shock bush source ?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2020, 08:20:05 PM »
I'll post up a pic, part number and measurements when they get here, a week earlier than I was expecting.
Pretty sure there was only one measurement that was different from the originals, and its one I can simply trim down or use a longer bolt.
Its those metal cups that the rubbers sit in that are going to be trouble.
I considered turning up a die and former to use in my press to shape new ones. If I can work that out, I'm happy to make them for anyone who needs them.
Besides, its another excuse to buy a lathe. :)

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Re: Upper shock bush source ?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 02:30:09 PM »
I received a very prompt and polite email back to advise that they don't stock the bushes as such, but can supply a solid 'bar' of the right material to be turned diwn on a lathe.

I will keep searching for now and keep it in mind if I can't do any good

Cheers

Phill
AKA Tankradio, Army Veteran & retired Detective, owner, 1944 GPW USMC Ambulance project, 1953 Ferret Mk1, 1954 Ferret Mk2, 1963 No1 Mk3 International GS, 1964 2A Land Rover RAEME Workshop, 1971 No1 Mk4 International GS, 1978 S3 Land Rover FFR RAAC, 1978 S3 Land Rover FFR RAE, 1988 Perentie GS Ex SAS