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FWIW, I've designed and made replacement (improved design) stainless steel sleeves for the (obsolete from Ford) forward strut rod bushings.

Details HERE.
 

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Doug,

Let me know if you go ahead with these, I like being a repeat customer! :D

Joe
 

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Sweet!
 

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Doug,

Let me know if you go ahead with these, I like being a repeat customer! :D

Joe
Joe,

As I stated in the original thread, I didn't think that anyone would be willing to pay me what it would be worth for me to make them for sale, that's why I shared the design details.

The materials cost me about $30, and it takes quite a while to make them. I'd want $175 shipped for a set.

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Doug
 

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This should be reusable, no?

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Mine? Absolutely!

Unless they're damaged somehow, they should outlast the car.
 

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Mine? Absolutely!

Unless they're damaged somehow, they should outlast the car.
If that's the case, they're well worth the expense IMHO. :thumbsup:
 

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Mine? Absolutely!

Unless they're damaged somehow, they should outlast the car.
Good to hear! Ever thought about making the ford bushings yourself, it you could make them for a reasonable price?
 

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Good to hear! Ever thought about making the ford bushings yourself, it you could make them for a reasonable price?
Why? They're still available, they're pretty cheap, and the materials that I use, Delrin, UHMW, etc., aren't correct for the application.

E9SZ3B271A - $8.46 ea.
F7SZ3A225AA - $4.24 ea.
 

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Why? They're still available, they're pretty cheap, and the materials that I use, Delrin, UHMW, etc., aren't correct for the application.
Thinking for the future of course. Isn't it, whats left is whats left, they are discontinued IIRC
 

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Unless i'm thinking of the kit, complete with the ferrules.
Correct, the complete kit is no longer available, hence my need to fabricate the replacement sleeves. ;)
 

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Correct, the complete kit is no longer available, hence my need to fabricate the replacement sleeves. ;)
Well.. umm I just gave you a massive bump. GLWS! I plan on purchasing in the future.
 

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$175 for more or less permanent sleeves is more than worth it. The last kit I bought was around $130-$140 for one side. The bushings are only $13 per side so the majority of the cost is the hardware.
 

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Will these stand up to the 83-113 lb-ft torque on the front strut bar nut that the specs call for without deforming?

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$175 for more or less permanent sleeves is more than worth it. The last kit I bought was around $130-$140 for one side. The bushings are only $13 per side so the majority of the cost is the hardware.
Ive never seen a rusted one here in California. ;)
 

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Will these stand up to the 83-113 lb-ft torque on the front strut bar nut that the specs call for without deforming?

Mitch
Much better than the stock sleeves. ;)
 
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