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Control Arm Bushing set '64

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post-101477-143142789235_thumb.jpg I met up with a guy tonight that had a 65 Riv. I bought an exhaust system off him. we got talking and he dug out his box of parts. I've seen a lot of talk lately about bushings etc. I came across these and were wondering if they were oem or aftermarket. they looked to be in new condition. either way the guy was very cool, we talked for quite a while. he had some neat pieces, some of which I'd never seen before.

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post-101477-14314278928_thumb.jpg The previous owner had quiet a bit of paperwork and documentation with the car, I found this spec sheet with lists of the different riv motors and specs.

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Pat,

Re-reviewed past related threads on these dang bushings and went out to garage to re-measure spacers I had cut up. In my review I saw slosteve eventually had his spacers CUT to 21/64" which is .328". I re-measured my spacers and they came out to .327". My measurement of the difference between the original bushings and new Raybestos bushings (excluding spacer) was "approximately" .25" -laziness must've set in and I just eyeballed difference.

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Ok Gents I tried several suppliers and different price ranges when I was replacing the bushings in my "65 Riviera. They all said They will fit, They all would not. So Instead of putting a two-piece bushing in my "Control" arms, this is how I handled it.

post-91016-143142810742_thumb.jpg I removed the bushings and the inner sleeves from the outer sleeves, leaving those still in the control arms.

post-91016-14314281074_thumb.jpg Took a Control Arm, an old inner sleeve, a new inner sleeve (the O.D. is different than from the old one) to a local machine shop.

Had the shop make some sets of bushings from Ultra High Density Urethane. Much tougher than the original rubber. They fill the bracket void from side to side. They do stiffen the ride quite a bit, but they are a perfect fit! Without removing the outer sleeve from the control arm! I have spare sets available if anyone is interested..

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RG

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Very very cool. That's gonna firm up the ride nice. If u want more firmness. U can box your trailing arms in before u install them. If u do, pull the urethane before welding.

David

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Guys, what is the total required amount of pairs of these rear control arms bushings per car ?

2 pairs are required for rear lower L&R control arms, 1 pair for rear upper arm (that upper link between axle and frame)

In CAARS catalog it is stated 4 pairs are required.

Where the 4th is going to ?

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On 11/1/2014 at 12:19 AM, BB401 said:

Ok Gents I tried several suppliers and different price ranges when I was replacing the bushings in my "65 Riviera. They all said They will fit, They all would not. So Instead of putting a two-piece bushing in my "Control" arms, this is how I handled it.

post-91016-143142810742_thumb.jpg I removed the bushings and the inner sleeves from the outer sleeves, leaving those still in the control arms.

post-91016-14314281074_thumb.jpg Took a Control Arm, an old inner sleeve, a new inner sleeve (the O.D. is different than from the old one) to a local machine shop.

Had the shop make some sets of bushings from Ultra High Density Urethane. Much tougher than the original rubber. They fill the bracket void from side to side. They do stiffen the ride quite a bit, but they are a perfect fit! Without removing the outer sleeve from the control arm! I have spare sets available if anyone is interested..

post-91016-143142810737_thumb.jpg

RG

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Old thread, I know.

 

Everything I have read about urethane bushings says that they squeak like crazy.

Did u ever install these trailing arms and experience squeaking?

 

Has anyone tried this method?

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