View Full Version : 1970 Z28 Who Sells - rear stabilizer support bushings


COPO
05-25-2010, 04:49:23 PM
I'd like to replace my rear stabilizer support rubber bushings part # 3983072. GM no longer carries them. Before I check the source if any from the local suspension garage here in town, I wondered what others are using.

http://www.nastyz28.com/~copo/images/rear_stabilizer_support_%20bush.jpg

Dave Nelson
05-25-2010, 05:20:34 PM
Mark, I have also checked many sources with no luck.

70 SS/L78
05-25-2010, 05:20:51 PM
I'd like to replace my rear stabilizer support rubber bushings part # 3983072. GM no longer carries them. Before I check the source if any from the local suspension garage here in town, I wondered what others are using.

No one that I know of sells them and originals are hard to come by..... I've come across NOS bushings only a couple of times and they sold for around $150!!

FlaJunkie
05-25-2010, 05:34:28 PM
I'd like to replace my rear stabilizer support rubber bushings part # 3983072. GM no longer carries them. Before I check the source if any from the local suspension garage here in town, I wondered what others are using.

http://www.nastyz28.com/~copo/rear stabilizer support bush.jpg
I've been asking that question for a while. Does anybody know if they come in the neoprene kits?

I was thinking if I can't find one, maybe I could split a piece of heater hose to substitute.

CamarosRus
05-25-2010, 06:11:26 PM
This is one of those items that NOBODY has found a "correct looking"
replacement for.
Too bad somebody with experience cant source out vendor who can extrude these parts.......

COPO
05-25-2010, 06:29:41 PM
Ok, then what could I use rubber wise to wrap more in there to snug the connection up. 1 side moves a bit side to side where my finger is pointing.

Dave Nelson
05-25-2010, 06:57:25 PM
Mark , carefully remove the old bushing , and wrap the area where the bushing was on the bar with rubber electrical tape (not plastic). May take a couple times for just the right thickness.

INSPECTOR57
05-25-2010, 08:03:36 PM
I purchased a pair of 70-73 down-link bars from a member on here - they already had new bushings in them. These are for a 9/16" (F41) bar. I'm 99% sure they are poly but they look pretty correct. :)
http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad103/Inspectorslim/CAMARO%20SUSPENSION/sway_bar_bushings001.jpg
http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad103/Inspectorslim/CAMARO%20SUSPENSION/sway_bar_bushings002.jpg
http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad103/Inspectorslim/CAMARO%20SUSPENSION/sway_bar_bushings003.jpg
I can't find (so far) anything about these bushings. Maybe someone else can :p


Here's a listing I found in a google search:
http://www.p-s-t.com/pc-778-38-camaro-firebird-polygraphite-rear-sway-bar-bushing-kits-1970-02.aspx

70 SS/L78
05-25-2010, 08:15:33 PM
Like David said above^^..... If you decide to build it up, I would recommend 3M Scotch 23 electrical rubber splicing tape. It's a vulcanizing rubber so it bonds to it's self without using an adhesive. The adhesive on normal electrical tape gets slimy when it gets hot..... Another option would be cloth electrical tape.:)

COPO
05-25-2010, 08:41:53 PM
Thanks Scott, I'll checkout HomeDepot since I only have 3M Scotch Super 33+ Vinyl Elec Tape.
I can't remember when I had to fix one of the bushings years ago, but do they have a slit in them so they can slip off?

I believe I need # 2242. Sounds the closest to # 23 http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchView?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&langId=-15&N=0&Ntt=3M+Scotch+23+electrical+rubber+splicing+tape&Nty=1&D=3M+Scotch+23+electrical+rubber+splicing+tape&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&s=true

CARGUYS
05-25-2010, 11:23:28 PM
Its a Moog part, I can send you the # tommorro Mark.


Dan

CARGUYS
05-25-2010, 11:32:01 PM
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COPO
05-25-2010, 11:41:52 PM
ok, thx. Anyone check NAPA yet, I think I'll call them in the morning?

I still have the number for the Moog rep in the Toronto area when I complained about their front springs part # being incorrect for the 70 Z28 when I replaced mine.

CARGUYS
05-25-2010, 11:47:59 PM
D & R Classic Automotive Camaro Catalog : Suspension : K00124-916 Order CD Download PDF Index Order Form

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sway Bar, Rear Bushing, 9/16-inch, Urethane
Part Number: K00124-916

Replacement polyurethane rear sway bar bushings for 9/16 inch sway bar with 2 bolt installation.

Sorry, no picture is available yet.

COPO
05-26-2010, 12:47:54 AM
That's no good coming from the US. By the time the part gets through Canada Customs, the part costs me double by the time it's in my hand. So much for free trade.

1981zapper
05-26-2010, 01:20:01 AM
Have you tried early birds?, Paradise Alley i know they specalize in 3rd gen but they do have some 2nd stuff

flowjoe
05-26-2010, 02:55:56 AM
D & R Classic Automotive Camaro Catalog : Suspension : K00124-916 Order CD Download PDF Index Order Form

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sway Bar, Rear Bushing, 9/16-inch, Urethane
Part Number: K00124-916

Replacement polyurethane rear sway bar bushings for 9/16 inch sway bar with 2 bolt installation.

Sorry, no picture is available yet.

I thought a Z received a rear sway bar that is just under 11/16ths (but above 5/8ths;)) - have you mic'd yours Mark

flowjoe
05-26-2010, 03:03:40 AM
Here's a thread that discusses the dimensions:
http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152880&highlight=sway

llskis
05-26-2010, 10:15:15 AM
Untill someone comes up with a better idea I had to use heater hose
as the bushings. Car will have limited street use so hopefully it will get
by judging. Wheels as you can see still have to get sandblasted/painted.
Larry:bowtie:

PPM
05-26-2010, 10:25:11 AM
Untill someone comes up with a better idea I had to use heater hose
as the bushings. Car will have limited street use so hopefully it will get
by judging. Wheels as you can see still have to get sandblasted/painted.
Larry:bowtie:

I used black heater hose as well, it fit good

COPO
05-26-2010, 10:46:03 AM
I thought a Z received a rear sway bar that is just under 11/16ths (but above 5/8ths;)) - have you mic'd yours Mark

11/16 it is and NAPA does not have those.

INSPECTOR57
05-26-2010, 11:29:46 AM
Complete Rear Sway Bar Bushing Sets

Rubber can’t compare to ENERGY's HYPER-FLEX
performance polyurethane in creating that in-control
feeling on the road. Similar to the effect of installing a
larger diameter sway bar, Energy’s polyurethane equals
higher performance. ENERGY's performance polyure -
thane components allow your vehicle’s sway bar
system to work at its maximum efficiency, like it's
supposed to! ENERGY SUSPENSION manufactures rear
stabilizer bar bushings to precisely fit original equip -
ment drop link brackets. If your bar is original equip -
ment or even from an aftermarket supplier, ENERGY has
the performance polyurethane components that fit!


Two Bolt Clamp Style 1967-81
One Bolt Clamp Style 1967-81
Bar Dia. Set #
9/16" Bar 3.5103
5/8" Bar 3.5104
11/16" Bar 3.5165
3/4" Bar 3.5106
13/16"Bar 3.5123
7/8" Bar 3.5105
Bar Dia. Set #
5/8" Bar 3.5107
11/16" Bar 3.5110
3/4" Bar 3.5109
13/16" Bar 3.5124
7/8" Bar 3.5111
15/16" Bar 3.5112
1" Bar 3.5113


Energy Suspension's kit 3.5165 looks to fit the Z28 bar. Order with a 'G' suffix to get black. The complete kit with all 6 bushings is $23 - $34 online.
http://performanceparts.com/part.php?partID=188844
http://www.tennesseespeedsport.com/Energy-Suspension-3.5165G-Sway-Bar-Bushing-Set.html
http://www.race-mart.com/items/products/energy-suspension/ENE3-5165G-detail.htm

Energy Suspension's website has a catalog you can download; look at page #32.
I'm almost positive these are the bushings I have pictured above.

COPO
05-26-2010, 12:47:15 PM
Wonder why there's never an image available on these sites.

CARGUYS
05-26-2010, 08:03:03 PM
Mark, I have the energy suspension parts on my Z they look all right, plus they are poly and will never crack again. The MOOG part is still avaiable for the front sway bar mount. I have the 3.5165 G ( black) . 11/16 the kit includes the upper bushing as well.

COPO
05-26-2010, 08:10:06 PM
What did it cost to the door?

CARGUYS
05-27-2010, 01:01:24 AM
MOPAC AUTO SUPPLY $32.00 CND. you have to melt the upper bushing out with a torch, then press in the upper mount( freeze them first it really helps install). I painted my sway bar and drop links with Eastwoods cast grey( looks like raw metal).

DAN

COPO
05-27-2010, 12:00:07 PM
Not replacing the uppers. If they some in a kit then they sit in the box. Why replace what's not broke.

I fired off an email to Moog to see who sells them near Shwa area.

FlaJunkie
05-27-2010, 12:42:31 PM
I can't remember when I had to fix one of the bushings years ago, but do they have a slit in them so they can slip off?
Mine do not have a slit and they are fully around the sway bar. They are old and rotate freely around the bar; makes me realize the new ones need to be pushed over the bar ends into position.

My 1970 Z28 rear sway bar is 11/16 in diameter. (My front bar is one inch.)

INSPECTOR57
05-27-2010, 03:45:15 PM
Mine do not have a slit and they are fully around the sway bar. They are old and rotate freely around the bar; makes me realize the new ones need to be pushed over the bar ends into position.

The 9/16" ones I pictured above in post #8 do have a slit. Maybe Dan can comment if his 11/16" ones were slit or not.

Now, where is the best place to postition said slit? 10 o'clock? 2 o'clock? does it matter ?:confused:

(And I mean the slit in the bushings you horndogs :p )

Dave Nelson
05-27-2010, 04:01:54 PM
I've had it many positions lol , just kiddin . I placed the bushings with slit in the 12 o'clock position so the slit does not line up on the seems of clamp. I don't know if that's correct or not.

Rene Melten
05-27-2010, 04:27:16 PM
I've had it many positions lol , just kiddin . I placed the bushings with slit in the 12 o'clock position so the slit does not line up on the seems of clamp. I don't know if that's correct or not.I'm not saying it's right, but i did the same for the same reason. lol.

COPO
05-27-2010, 05:29:08 PM
Remember, we don't know what kind of workers put these together. I agree the slit at 12. Most things assembled just need some common sense. If I had a brand new 70 Z28 and looked at that bushing and thought it was installed incorrectly, I'd fix it. Some guy could have had 6 beers at lunch and came back to work and just installed it half ass.

CARGUYS
05-27-2010, 07:58:08 PM
I installed my poly bushings with the split at 600 position. I replaced the fastners with grade 8 hardware.

FlaJunkie
05-27-2010, 08:06:27 PM
Remember, we don't know what kind of workers put these together. I agree the slit at 12. Most things assembled just need some common sense. If I had a brand new 70 Z28 and looked at that bushing and thought it was installed incorrectly, I'd fix it. Some guy could have had 6 beers at lunch and came back to work and just installed it half ass.
I just wanted to make it clear that my original rear upper sway bar bushing is intact, one piece, no slit.

CARGUYS
05-28-2010, 01:03:23 AM
Corrrect the upper bushing is a single soild piece with a brass bushing insert.I think the lower originals were split. I will check my original bushings, I saved every original part that was changed at time of the rotisorre resto.
Dan

FlaJunkie
05-28-2010, 08:48:02 AM
Corrrect the upper bushing is a single soild piece with a brass bushing insert.I think the lower originals were split. I will check my original bushings, I saved every original part that was changed at time of the rotisorre resto.
Dan
A brass bushing insert? I didn't see one on my bushing, so that's interesting to know. The lowers are split.

COPO
05-28-2010, 10:30:27 AM
The brass bushing or steel insert is probably covered in rubber depending on who made it.

CARGUYS
05-29-2010, 01:27:29 AM
I think the insert was originally covered in rubber, it appears to be brass or steel, I think the rubber wears off with the years of use. My upper bushings were still intact but you could see the start of tiny cracks starting between the metal sleeve and the rubber, so I elected to change them out .The energy suspension stuff is gold cad plated, it looks original easy to install.

Dan

FlaJunkie
05-29-2010, 11:07:23 AM
The brass bushing or steel insert is probably covered in rubber depending on who made it.
I'll have to take a closer look at them when I remove them before we restore the rear sway bar. They are shriveled up and look like they are made of rubber. I think there CANNOT be a metal bushing inside; otherwise, how do you get them past the bend in the bar if they are installed as one piece? :confused:

Dave Nelson
05-29-2010, 11:40:14 AM
I believe he his talking about the upper bushing (with metal sleeve), lower bushing has no sleeve ,just all rubber.

FlaJunkie
05-29-2010, 12:14:26 PM
I believe he his talking about the upper bushing (with metal sleeve), lower bushing has no sleeve ,just all rubber.
Cool. Here is the assembly pic. The support arm assembly does use a bushing with an insert. We are talking about the lower bushing on that asembly. How do you get the rear sway bar control arm bushing (item number 10) over the bend if it has an insert?

Also, bushing number 7 is split. You'd think that bushing would be solid.

http://my1970z28.com/pics/etc/body/sway_bar.jpg

SkyFlyr
05-29-2010, 12:16:51 PM
I too need to change rear lower down strut to swar bar bushings (one bolt) on my orignal 1977 Z28. I have not been able to find the 9/16 one bolt. It appears the two bolt is available , yet not the one bolt. If anyone can help I would appreciate it?

Dave Nelson
05-29-2010, 01:09:43 PM
The lower bushing # 10 is the one with "slit" in it to allow installation around sway bar.

Jeraboa
05-29-2010, 01:15:01 PM
Cool. Here is the assembly pic. The support arm assembly does use a bushing with an insert. We are talking about the lower bushing on that asembly. How do you get the rear sway bar control arm bushing (item number 10) over the bend if it has an insert?

Also, bushing number 7 is split. You'd think that bushing would be solid.

http://my1970z28.com/pics/etc/body/sway_bar.jpg

You are using the term "upper sway bar bushing" for the lower link bushing, which is a split rubber bushing. Everyone else is taking "upper bushing" to mean the top/upper bushing of the link, which bolts to the frame and is a rubber bushing with a metal insert in it. Semantics I guess.:bowtie:

http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj358/Jeraboa1/DSC00987.jpg

CamarosRus
05-29-2010, 03:00:30 PM
Regarding part # 10, the sway bar bushing. I have at least three original rear sway bars with used (#10) bushings in place. ALL three are one solid piece (with center hole of course). None of my three have a slit or slice for installation. Somehow the factory slid these on past the bends.

Who has evidence otherwise of a survivor (#10) bushing having a OEM/G.M. factory slice in it ????

FlaJunkie
05-29-2010, 04:10:39 PM
Regarding part # 10, the sway bar bushing. I have at least three original rear sway bars with used (#10) bushings in place. ALL three are one solid piece (with center hole of course). None of my three have a slit or slice for installation. Somehow the factory slid these on past the bends.

Who has evidence otherwise of a survivor (#10) bushing having a OEM/G.M. factory slice in it ????
^^^Ditto. I think they pushed this bushing onto the sway bar. Aftermarket producers provide a split bushing to make it easy to install.

The factory would have split the bushing if they thought it the correct thing to do. I would think the split bushing could eventually roll into a spot where it could make contact with the metal, or allow the sway bar to be nicked by the arm. Just guessing.

Jeraboa
05-31-2010, 07:01:37 PM
NOS solid lower link bushing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NOS-1970-Z28-CAMARO-Rear-Sway-Bar-11-16-w-RARE-Bushing-/270587242081?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f0041a661

FlaJunkie
05-31-2010, 10:04:44 PM
NOS solid lower link bushing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NOS-1970-Z28-CAMARO-Rear-Sway-Bar-11-16-w-RARE-Bushing-/270587242081?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f0041a661
Very cool pics! I'm gonna put mine into secure storage!:)

CamarosRus
06-01-2010, 05:54:22 AM
I question the "NOS" lower bushings in above EBAY ad ??

Does anybody have accurate pics of NOS (OEM/GM) lower bushings.......

I have mediocre quality pics, but need to upload them to Photobucket.

FlaJunkie
06-01-2010, 07:48:13 AM
I question the "NOS" lower bushings in above EBAY ad ??

Does anybody have accurate pics of NOS (OEM/GM) lower bushings.......

I have mediocre quality pics, but need to upload them to Photobucket.
The bushing in that ad LOOKS correct to me, based on what my old one looks like. Just guessing, though.

CamarosRus
06-01-2010, 12:14:47 PM
Here is poor picture of NOS 072 Z-28 sway bar bushing............

I'm still "thinking" above EBAY bushings are not correct



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/CamarosRus/Camaro%201970%20Resto%20Details/Bf6Y6ogBmkKGrHqEOKiEEryf1n5kBLDIgb9.jpg

COPO
06-01-2010, 01:49:50 PM
I wonder if Home Depot sells soft rubber hoses that size.

Jeraboa
06-01-2010, 02:32:00 PM
This is what the seller replied, when questioned on his bushings:

Hi, The drop link bushings were on the sway bar and came with no box. They don't have a part number on them but there is a very small initial on them "JR" I have a another set in a gm box numbered 3983072 with the same JR stamp and yellow end stripe. Thanks for your interest. Tom

- eastwoodgarage19350

Ricks72Z28
06-01-2010, 02:38:51 PM
Chuck,

They are correct looks like the NOS ones I have, they are not a soft rubber that you would expect, and they do not have a slit.

CamarosRus
06-01-2010, 05:08:49 PM
I stand corrected on the originality of EBAY bushing........

Hoping that someone has contact with rubber extruder (vendor) who can replicate that exact piece !!!!!!!!!

70ZL3
06-07-2010, 09:11:09 PM
Im thinking the original sway bar bushings were slid onto the sway bar before it was bent.

FlaJunkie
06-07-2010, 11:31:17 PM
The bend is not that severe to prevent it being slid on. It would go especially well with a little soap or lube inside the bushing.

70 SS/L78
06-08-2010, 11:27:45 AM
Im thinking the original sway bar bushings were slid onto the sway bar before it was bent.

Sway bars act similar to springs and usually go thru a heating process so they need to be bent before this process.

Ricks72Z28
06-08-2010, 12:05:01 PM
Well I tried using a hole saw, to cut down an old spring bushing.I think it would work I just need a deeper hole saw. The rubber content of the spring bushing is good, and making the center hole bigger should be no issue.

red78z
06-08-2010, 01:48:48 PM
dont know if they are the same but i got these @ advanced auto for mine http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz202/redf78z/rearbushings.jpg

FlaJunkie
06-08-2010, 01:53:25 PM
dont know if they are the same but i got these @ advanced auto for mine http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz202/redf78z/rearbushings.jpg
What's that red sliver next to the rod? Is the bushing cut?

red78z
06-08-2010, 01:58:40 PM
not sure where you mean? no the bushing isnt cut the red paint is scuffed that might be it

red78z
06-08-2010, 02:00:49 PM
just went out and double checked yeah that was paint that was scuffed

Ricks72Z28
06-08-2010, 02:25:43 PM
How thick is the sway bar?

red78z
06-08-2010, 02:41:12 PM
11/16 i belive dont have time to measure it now but i can do it in a few hours have a doctors app

red78z
06-08-2010, 07:18:38 PM
11/16 i got it online from advanced they dont have it in store only online

red78z
06-08-2010, 07:23:04 PM
Energy Suspension 3-5110R - Energy Suspension Sway Bar Bushings
these are from summit

Jeraboa
06-08-2010, 07:48:48 PM
These are the poly bushings discussed earlier in this thread.

red78z
06-08-2010, 08:05:41 PM
well its better than rubber tape or rubber hose

Jeraboa
06-08-2010, 09:01:59 PM
Astute observation......not arguing.......just stating the fact that poly bushings have been addressed in previous posts in this thread.

red78z
06-08-2010, 10:47:45 PM
i looked for rubber ones too and had the same luck as the rest

FlaJunkie
06-08-2010, 11:59:50 PM
These would work for me in a pinch...you did say they were one piece?

red78z
06-09-2010, 12:56:13 AM
yeah they are 1 piece

INSPECTOR57
06-09-2010, 05:49:19 PM
These would work for me in a pinch...you did say they were one piece?

yeah they are 1 piece

The bushings red78z has pictured have a larger O.D. than a 70 uses. Notice he has the single bolt down-link.

COPO
06-09-2010, 06:45:56 PM
^^ agreed

You may end up breaking the bolt or twist the 70 bracket if you tried to tighten that baby down. It looks like it won't give much when you start to tighten the nut.

red78z
06-09-2010, 11:33:02 PM
sorry i didnt notice they were different couldnt you shave it down some to make it work till you find the ones you need ?

red78z
06-10-2010, 12:01:06 AM
COMPLETE REAR SWAY BAR BUSHING SET Two Bolt Clamp Style 1967 - 81 ... ENDLINK, GREASEABLE FRAME BUSHINGS. Please measure the diameter ... http://www.suspension.com/chevy,camaro.htm - 213k - Cached - Similar pages they have them here

INSPECTOR57
06-10-2010, 12:59:16 AM
COMPLETE REAR SWAY BAR BUSHING SET Two Bolt Clamp Style 1967 - 81 ... ENDLINK, GREASEABLE FRAME BUSHINGS. Please measure the diameter ... http://www.suspension.com/chevy,camaro.htm - 213k - Cached - Similar pages they have them here
Correct for Poly, except the greaseable style is only available for 82-02.

These are the poly bushings discussed earlier in this thread.
Check posts 8, 12, & 22 of this thread
Poly = two-bolt style for 11/16" Z28 bar is set 3.5165
Stock style - N/A

Here's a comparison of the 2 styles of down-link bars
http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad103/Inspectorslim/CAMARO%20SUSPENSION/droplinks001-1.jpg

Jeraboa
06-10-2010, 08:17:22 AM
Check posts 8, 12, & 22 of this thread



I guess I didn't word it right. I was just pointing out that the bushing red78z was using is poly and not rubber.......not that it was the same poly bushing you had referred to earlier.
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red78z
06-10-2010, 11:01:23 AM
hey i was just trying to help him find something t. hey copo did you think about using them till carlisle? if you arent going see if someone that is will pick you up a set there

Jeraboa
06-10-2010, 12:49:02 PM
hey i was just trying to help him find something t. hey copo did you think about using them till carlisle? if you arent going see if someone that is will pick you up a set there

I'm not sure how to make this any clearer. I just pointed out that help was offered, in the form of a poly bushing alternative, in posts 8, 12 & 22 (as Gary said). Your post offering a poly bushing as an alternative, was post #60. Just said it was discussed early in this thread.......I wouldn't imply that you weren't trying to help.

llskis
06-12-2010, 12:02:44 PM
To see a NOS Rear SwayBar complete system go to E-Bay Item#
270587242081. 1st time I saw a NOS system to look at the colors.
Larry

P.S. Please note the price!!

CamarosRus
06-12-2010, 05:34:12 PM
Larry, This thread has been discussing "your" EBAY reference since post #47.

llskis
06-13-2010, 04:23:38 AM
Chuck; your correct. Thread was so long that I didn't realize it was
mention before. Larry

FlaJunkie
05-26-2011, 01:39:58 PM
By the way, I ordered the complete rear sway bar set from Energy Suspension Parts.com (EnergySuspensionParts.com)

It's a good thing I did; I need the upper bushing and didn't have them! They were easy to press in with grease and a drill press!

Part Number: 3.5165
Product Name: Rear Sway Bar Bushings - 11/16 Inch - 2 bolt style
Quantity: 1
Unit Price: $26.99
> > > In Stock in Black Only : Black
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Order Total : $26.99
Shipping : $7.99
Grand Total : $34.98

COPO
05-27-2011, 12:03:38 AM
You get all these parts for that price? Where are the hollow metal tubes used?

http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/prodimages/Energy_Suspension/ES35165G_lg.jpg

Rene Melten
05-27-2011, 04:33:52 AM
The metal tubes (sleeves) go inside the upper bushings, then the bolts go through them when securing to the frame rail bracket.

FlaJunkie
05-27-2011, 08:08:22 AM
AND...the metal pins are 90% inserted in the kit I got. This made me realize you cannot put the bushing in with the pin fully inserted. You need some kind of press to put them back in. We used my home drill press with sockets to support, etc. It's a greasy job, but it works!

Eighty1Camaro
11-17-2014, 08:48:35 PM
If anyone needs a pair of red poly early down link bushings let me know, the ones I got advertised at "70-81" for my 81 were really just an early model bushing.