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PostPosted: September 3, 2019, 5:14 pm 
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While contemplating using nylon suspension bushings or rod ends, i stumbled on these. https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-S ... 11561.html These might be a good option for those that want nylon and don't have a lathe. Just need 1" id seamless pipe. I'm probably going with rod ends for adjustability but thought i would share.


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PostPosted: September 3, 2019, 7:14 pm 
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You could also search Speedwaymotors.com for Nylon Shackle Bushings. They have 3 different sizes for $4.99 (set of 8 shouldered bushings. They were originally intended for leaf spring shackles but what the heck, we Locosters can make just about anything from almost nothing. :cheers:

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PostPosted: September 4, 2019, 1:32 am 
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Chuck, those look much better suited seeing as they would fit a 1" dom with 1/8 wall. Plus having the flange would be beneficial. I didn't stumble on these during my search, thanks!


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PostPosted: September 4, 2019, 8:06 am 
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My pleasure.

I used their shackle assembly on my Cushman restoration rather than the OEM assembly with steel bushings and distance tubes etc. . It was a perfect replacement. I needed to know if the replacement bushings were available. Those were them.

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PostPosted: September 4, 2019, 5:36 pm 
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I keep a selection of white nylon bushing stock from aircraft spruce. Dirt cheap but if you want to save shipping, annotate they cut it into one foot sticks for a smaller box if it helps. I pick it up in person.

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