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nocontrol 03-24-2012 07:42 PM

$800 bushings?
Bird Nest selling 58 rear suspension bushing kit for almost $800 seems a little, no, alot high. Has anyone found a more resonable source or am I at the mercy of .......

jopizz 03-24-2012 08:10 PM

T-Bird Sanctuary has them for OVER $800. Ouch. Must be gold plated or something. I didn't see them listed with most of the other vendors. Must be a new part and they're trying to get the production costs out of the way in a hurry. I've seen some people make their own but can't remember exactly where. Maybe do a search.

nocontrol 03-24-2012 08:46 PM

It's going to be hard to give up the dough but I really don't like the thought of the rear end tearing out.

NYsquarebird58 03-25-2012 11:13 AM

I remember seeing those prices when I was looking to restore my 58. Seems like allot of dough for some rubber bits. Makes me a little happier now that I have a 60 with the leaf spring setup.

Anders 03-25-2012 12:26 PM

If you have some time to spend, you can go through this :o :http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...=10678&page=10

1 year after, having driving approx 1000 miles with it; My new rear suspension works very, very good. No bends / snaps / noice / brake in the upper control arm / sub frame anymore either.

Richard D. Hord 03-25-2012 06:10 PM

Try contacting the Steele Rubber Products Company. http://www.steelerubber.com/. 800-544-8665
Richard D. Hord

nocontrol 03-25-2012 06:51 PM

Thanks for the advice guys! I'll get on it and let you know how I do.

tmjsong1aolcom 03-26-2012 09:24 AM

The set of 17 bushings for the 58 is made by a company called rare parts. They build suspension parts for old cars and fabricated the set for the 58 with some help. As my memory serves me they are in Calif.

Pricey yes but remember they put a lot of time into getting them correct so the intall goes well.

I agree that for 17 pieces of rubber it's high but one could go thru the same procees and I would bet you have more than 800 in the fabrication if you include some of the labor.

Good Luck
Sun Prairie, Wi

tmjsong1aolcom 03-26-2012 09:29 AM

Website rareparts.com


Anders 03-26-2012 06:14 PM

Looking at there web it sure looks as they know what they are doing. But whats baffled me is that I canīt seek for a specific product in order to see how it looks.:confused:

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