I for sure would be interested in this solution!
There are no polyurethane bushing that will work ( unless something has changed ) regarding them as there was a very extensive discussion here in the past about that subject which is located on this site as all posts go into a library here
There is not enough metal on the arms ( to cut ) to allow for the size poly bushings that are available from what I remember
The only solution we have is a guy who is making new arms with poly bushings in them but they are not stock looking but not very noticable under the car when installed
All other bushings on the market will be—- very very short lived as they are the same no matter who you buy them from ( only one supplier )
Not currently available doesn’t mean they can’t be produced.
Btw: Dan McNarry (the OP) is the guy producing the arms with poly bushings...
I am looking at getting a bushing made that will fit the stock trailing arm and use the same polyurethane bushing that goes in my replacement arms. I don't think I will be able to match the aftermarket bushings price but should get close hopefully. On top of that, mine will work!
Thanks for your interest.
Please keep me posted on the subject.
If you succeed in getting them made I would be interested in buying these bushings.
I'd be interested and as word keeps getting around that what bushings are currently available are junk, I believe many more would be interested.
Are you considering using the existing bushing shells already installed on the arms and just replacing the innards?
Mark and Ronny,
The sleeves will be newly machined as the old sleeves are difficult to reuse as the rubber is vulcanized to them. I'm getting quotes right now on the replacement sleeves. They are a little more intricate than the straight sleeves I make for my replacement trailing arms so I think it's best to farm them out. If I could get $150 USD for a set of rear bushings I think I would be comfortable placing an order with the machine shop. As with my trailing arms, I will pay the brokerage fees and customer pays for the shipping. The current bushings go for $120 USD a pair. The nice thing about my replacement projects is that the urethane bushings are easily replaced with off the shelf parts. I ship the trailing arms with the bushings in their original boxes so the customer has the replacement part number and info they need to get more should the need arise. I would do the same with these. If this works out, maybe I could expand to the other suspension bushing.
I appreciate your interest.
Well, I'm never one to stand still so I have been pounding the phone lines with local businesses and the polyurethane bushing supplier. It looks like I will be able to put out replacement bushings for the rear of the stock trailing arms for $125,00 per set. Should have them ready to ship in a week or so. At that price I will likely have to pass on the brokerage fee which shouldn't be too much, maybe $10. I will confirm that with my shipper.
Good news Dan. Is that 250.00 for the complete set?
No, it's $125 for two big end bushings, the part that the aftermarket has failed on. If it seems feasible, I may try and make replacements for the other bushings but will need to see how this goes.
Put me down for a set. I'll try them in my 63 60 special.
Russ,, didn't you put in the new arms that Dan made a while back ? did the bushings wear out? i put in a set as well,