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Where to get bushings?

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  • Where to get bushings?

    Working on the 60 Lark frame; where's the best place to get new bushings for the lower control arms and rear spring shackles? Also, trans. mounts?

    Thanks again everyone!

    Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1


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    quote:Originally posted by bams50

    Working on the 60 Lark frame; where's the best place to get new bushings for the lower control arms and rear spring shackles? Also, trans. mounts?

    Thanks again everyone!

    Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1
    Bob,

    Try Phil Harris at Fairborn Studebaker www.fairbornstudebaker.com. Good guy, and pretty much the lowest prices I have found.

    Paul

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    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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    • #3
      Chuck Collins is another great vendor. He's got Delrin bushings as well as the standard type.

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle


      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe

      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4
        First I heard of Delrin was here a week or 2 ago; what's it about, and is it preferable to rubber?

        Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
        Parish, central NY 13131
        http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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        • #5
          Delrin is a good bit stiffer than the original rubber. Plus side is it will last forever and give better handling, downside is it will transfer more of the road noise and small bumps.


          quote:Originally posted by bams50

          First I heard of Delrin was here a week or 2 ago; what's it about, and is it preferable to rubber?

          Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
          Parish, central NY 13131
          http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

          Tim K.
          '64 R2 GT Hawk
          Tim K.
          \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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          • #6
            Delrin is a type of plastic. It's commonly used in the wheels of model trains. This is because it is resiliant to wear and yet will flex without breaking. If you have model trains, that black stuff on your rails, is Delrin. It sticks to the rails when wearing off the wheels. Now that I've said way too much I'll shut up.[:I]


            Lotsa Larks!
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            Ron Smith
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            Ron Smith
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            • #7
              I've had folks say they'd NEVER use Delrin bushings! Too much noise transfer. Of course, none that have said this have ever USED Delrin bushings, so I'm not so sure they're advice is logical or well-founded. Remember THIS tho! Prior to '53, Stude cars had ALL-METAL inner control arm bushings! And it's these pre-53 cars that garner lots of praise from their owners as to comfortable, sweet-driving machines. Hmmmmmmmmm.... So given that, what don't compute about the argument for more noise and harsness of ride????????[}]

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle


              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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              • #8
                There are 2,materials available from Cadillac Plastics which are very suitable for the production of suspension bushings. The first is called HMW1900. This material is an ultra-high molecular weight, high density polyethylene. It has high physical and mechanical strength and has great resistance to wear, impact and chemicals. It has a very low coefficient of friction and is very stable under a wide range of temperatures. HMW1900 is available in round, solid bar stock in several diameters and is easily machined on a lathe. The other is Delrin. It is an acetal resin plastic. It's properties are similar to HMW1900. Cadillac Plastic and Chemical is at P.O. Box 810 Detroit Michigan 48232 (313) 869-9500
                They have 46 outlets around the U.S. So you can call or e-mail them for the one nearest you. Pieces of HMW1900 to do a car are less than $20.

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                • #9
                  Does anybody know if they make Delrin Bushing for the rear spring shackles on a 48 Champion.

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                  • #10
                    All you need is a machine shop or are willing to work with one (after you do the blueprints) at whatever the going shop rate is. Hint: You won't beat the cost of the one's that are a phone call away.

                    And rubbers on the lower is fine, if you don't mind your Stude's oil leakage turning them to mush after a couple of years. Not to mention that these rubber/steel bushings can start to squeak after a time. There's no way to grease them like there is on the Delrin.

                    Miscreant adrift in
                    the BerStuda Triangle


                    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                    1960 Larkvertible V8
                    1958 Provincial wagon
                    1953 Commander coupe

                    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                    • #11
                      ST2DE5, no one makes such. And it's not likely they will anytime soon.

                      Miscreant adrift in
                      the BerStuda Triangle


                      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                      1960 Larkvertible V8
                      1958 Provincial wagon
                      1953 Commander coupe

                      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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