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Old 03-17-2009, 09:54 AM
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Just wondering, has anyone had occasion to make a "field repair" to the suspension of the MGT by substituting a nylon spacer, PE or brass tubing or anything else for the little black flanged bushing that holds the upper suspension hingepin in place withing the mounting block? I had to remove the upper hingepin the other day while running the truck and didn't make sure the bushing was in there when I screwed the pin back in. Oops. I was wondering why the handling was so sloppy......Anyway, the thought of spending $15 for new suspension blocks just to get the bushing annoys me, so I thought I'd see if anybody else had a bright idea.
Old 03-17-2009, 11:30 AM
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Default RE: suspension bushing

i don't see any bushings... are they covered up when its all put together?
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Default RE: suspension bushing

See the attached pictures. It shouldn't be a big deal, I just haven't found anything that I can use without machining it.
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Default RE: suspension bushing

i've seen similar bushings at pep boys & other auto parts stores. maybe not quite that small, but thats where i'd look

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