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914World.com _ 914World Garage _ GB from 914Rubber.com A- Arm bushings with or w/o special tools

Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 30 2017, 11:50 AM

As many of you may be aware there has been a "Cheap" option, that lets say brand "E" has done a video on notating that they are smaller than factory and change the pre-load on the arm.

Brand "U" lets call them has an install video saying that they have recreated the factory part with the same "type and amount of rubber being used"
Technically not true because as shown in the video by brand E the durometer is definitely not the same from the deflection noted.

With all the BS aside we have made a part like the factory bushing and a special tool to help install these. One of the problems with installation of this part is the end that brand E glosses over. When you get to the part where the tube holds that end from sliding down the shaft you have a "sharp edge" from the metal the rubber can catch on. If it catches you will scar the inside rubber. This will make a second attempt more difficult.

We have made the delrin "tools" to allow you to use a 1/2" stainless rod with some nuts and large washers to install. There is a taper to allow the rubber to clear the edge of the A arm without catching it.

I had Cary do up one for me and fully document this so that you will have some instruction as how to do this. We are currently compiling and putting this together now.


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Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 30 2017, 11:54 AM

To be clear the delrin parts are the only "tools" we are providing. We figured that most of you have an Ace Hardware or Home Depot nearby and can acquire these for less than we can ship them for.

Posted by: BeatNavy Nov 30 2017, 12:00 PM

Yup, I'll need one set of these with the tool.

It would have been two but I already bought a set of "brand E" about 8 weeks ago. From the looks of it, this is a great value, and I could have saved a decent chunk of money. Oh well.

Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 30 2017, 12:04 PM

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Nov 30 2017, 10:00 AM) *

Yup, I'll need one set of these with the tool.

It would have been two but I already bought a set of "brand E" about 8 weeks ago. From the looks of it, this is a great value, and I could have saved a decent chunk of money. Oh well.

What is their return policy? I'd pay you postage biggrin.gif

Posted by: GregAmy Nov 30 2017, 12:10 PM

Perfect timing. I'm in.

Also will go along with other winter projects, including the door/seal rebuilds kits (with all options), and how are you coming on the targa/top seals?

Posted by: BeatNavy Nov 30 2017, 12:12 PM

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Nov 30 2017, 01:04 PM) *

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Nov 30 2017, 10:00 AM) *

Yup, I'll need one set of these with the tool.

It would have been two but I already bought a set of "brand E" about 8 weeks ago. From the looks of it, this is a great value, and I could have saved a decent chunk of money. Oh well.

What is their return policy? I'd pay you postage biggrin.gif

They probably wouldn't be thrilled that I've done a "partial install" (bushings are in the collars, but not on the arms). Otherwise I'd take you up on it biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 30 2017, 12:16 PM

QUOTE(GregAmy @ Nov 30 2017, 10:10 AM) *

Perfect timing. I'm in.

Also will go along with other winter projects, including the door/seal rebuilds kits (with all options), and how are you coming on the targa/top seals?

we are finishing up the tools on the lathe now. Will be able to start shipping in a few days (tools)

Also doing a set of GBs aimed at suspension so we will be able to combine to the extent possible. There is one more I need to list but need to run a few errands 1st.

Posted by: MikeM Nov 30 2017, 12:16 PM

Fantastic price!!
Sadly, I also installed brand"E" last spring.

Posted by: mepstein Nov 30 2017, 12:33 PM

I’ve been waiting on these. Thank you.

Posted by: mepstein Nov 30 2017, 12:38 PM

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Nov 30 2017, 12:54 PM) *

To be clear the delrin parts are the only "tools" we are providing. We figured that most of you have an Ace Hardware or Home Depot nearby and can acquire these for less than we can ship them for.

agree.gif I just recently bought some threaded rod, nuts and washers to install some motorcycle headset cups and it was less than $10.

Posted by: mb911 Nov 30 2017, 01:16 PM

I am in but you knew that.

Posted by: bbrock Nov 30 2017, 01:19 PM

I've also been waiting, so I'm in.

Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 30 2017, 02:28 PM

We've also marked our product so you will not get imposters


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Posted by: Chris914n6 Nov 30 2017, 03:06 PM

These also fit the 911 arms right?

Are rear trailing arm bushings in the works?

Posted by: CMONNETT Nov 30 2017, 03:51 PM

I'd be interested in one maybe two sets.

Thanks,

Posted by: amfab Nov 30 2017, 03:57 PM

K i'm in

Posted by: rmdinmd Nov 30 2017, 04:29 PM

in for a set. thx

Posted by: JamesM Nov 30 2017, 04:59 PM

Id love to see a video to see how much of a PITA this is, but im in, with tools. two of my cars are on 45 year old rubber and the 3rd is on $500 worth of RSR parts so this seems like its worth a shot.

Posted by: dlee6204 Nov 30 2017, 06:34 PM

I'm in

Posted by: bigkensteele Nov 30 2017, 07:59 PM

An early set of the bushings somehow landed in my mailbox, and the quality is first-rate. Compared to the poly bushings I was about to use, they are a no-brainer.

I still need to get my A-arms powder coated, but as soon as that is done, these are going on!

Posted by: Perry Kiehl Nov 30 2017, 08:12 PM

Are these available now on the 914rubber site?

Posted by: cuddyk Nov 30 2017, 09:33 PM

QUOTE(JamesM @ Nov 30 2017, 05:59 PM) *

Id love to see a video to see how much of a PITA this is, but im in, with tools. two of my cars are on 45 year old rubber and the 3rd is on $500 worth of RSR parts so this seems like its worth a shot.

I'll be making a video of my install. Coming soon....

Posted by: Chris Scott Nov 30 2017, 09:42 PM

i would like a set with the tool please.
And what about trailing arm bushings?????

Posted by: pete000 Nov 30 2017, 10:29 PM

I am still masking payments on the brand E I installed last year!

Posted by: djway Nov 30 2017, 11:16 PM

All In smile.gif

Posted by: Mikey914 Dec 1 2017, 01:08 AM

QUOTE(Chris Scott @ Nov 30 2017, 07:42 PM) *

i would like a set with the tool please.
And what about trailing arm bushings?????

Up in the other thread. Yes we can combine.

Blake is working on getting these listed up. Should be ready tomorrow.
mark

Posted by: theer Dec 1 2017, 01:45 PM

I need these and the strut-top pieces.

Posted by: Shadowfax Dec 1 2017, 02:04 PM

In for one set with tools. Thanks, Mark!

Posted by: Mike D. Dec 1 2017, 02:17 PM

I'm in for 2 sets and the tool!

(now get to work making the rears wink.gif )

Posted by: Mikey914 Dec 1 2017, 05:58 PM

PMs sent to all

Posted by: restore2seater Dec 2 2017, 12:32 AM

I'm in for a set.

Posted by: moorepower Dec 3 2017, 06:37 PM

I will take a set with the tool.

Posted by: ottox914 Dec 3 2017, 08:23 PM

In for a set plus tool.

Posted by: Mikey914 Dec 4 2017, 04:23 AM

Codes sent to all so far

Posted by: MasterCylinder Dec 4 2017, 09:46 PM

I would like a set with the tool.

Posted by: 914Sixer Dec 5 2017, 07:50 AM

Set with tools.

Posted by: mgphoto Dec 6 2017, 04:41 PM

I'm in for a set and the tool.
Thanks, Mike

Posted by: Camaro Mike Dec 6 2017, 08:36 PM

I'm in for a set and the tool.

Posted by: Mikey914 Dec 7 2017, 11:00 AM

PMs sent ot all

Posted by: 914Sixer Dec 7 2017, 02:13 PM

Ordered bushings and strut bearings yesterday.

Posted by: 914four Dec 9 2017, 09:30 AM

In for a set with the tools.

Kelvin

Posted by: jesse7flying Dec 9 2017, 11:14 AM

I'm in for a set with tools as well.
Jesse

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