Stock lower control arms with delrin bushings

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  1. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hey guys. I was going to run stock lowers with delrin bushings, but got a deal on DSE stuff.

    Lowers are in good condition other than the dust. They were rebuilt with ES poly bushings and new ball joints about 10 years ago, but not that many miles on them. I'm thinking probably 10k tops.

    The delrin bushings are the ones Keith sells for $175. A quick check on Summit shows they go for $180 there.
    http://customworksproducts.com/suspension.html

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    I will sell as a package or split up...doesn't really matter to me. Exact UPS shipping charges (we have a discount at work.)

    $200 obo
     
  2. Tpichevy

    Tpichevy Veteran Member

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    What years do they fit?
     
  3. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think you have to go by the outer diam of the bushings more than the year model. I'm using the stock lowers with Global West Delrin bushings, Woody those new lowers on your car look great, makes me want to swap mine out.
    Just a note, use a small piece of L to support the flange of the control arm when pressing those bushings in/out.
     
  4. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The bushings are for an 80. I knew the through bolt size changed, didn't realize the outer diameter did too. Must aftermarket arms use the later larger bolt size.
     
  5. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Actually no, the hole for the bolt on the frame is smaller too for the early years. Also keep in mind those outers for the delrin bushings needs to be welded to the arm.
     
  6. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Really? I did not know that. Or I did and I forgot. Haha

    I can clean up & install the lowers if someone wants. I've got a MIG.
     
  7. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I pressed my bushings in, but didn't weld them. Once they are driven up into the subframe and bolted, I can't see how they would ever go anywhere. Let me know if I'm wrong because I'm pretty abusive to car and would hate to have something come loose.
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  8. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    When I installed mine they were not press fit and slid in quite easily. I think either the instruction or Dave at PTFBody said you have to tack them in place.

    BTW yours look like GW delalum?

    Reason being by I also went with aftermarket arms
     
  9. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Are the PTFB bushings also the Afco units?
     
  10. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    ∆ the delrin bushings are certainly AFCO
     

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