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Does anyone know, or maybe have the heart to check on your own 58, the length of the spacer ( metal tube ) that sits inside the two isolators on the rear axle. After m u c h work on all possibilities I have located the problem with my stiff rear end and limited suspension travel to this area. My isolators are the original rubber, meaning they are very hard after +50 years, but I know that my spacers are not original, so I need to find out the original length
He Anders, see you're on the Forum right now.
I did some digging tonight for you and came up with............this:
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:28 PM
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Something went wrong with my previous posting.
I believe it is one (original?) spacer from my old isolators and it measures 6 cm.
My very deepest excuses I wasn't on Squarbirds for a while() to try to answer your question earlier, sorry!!!
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Those rubbers sure looks squeezed

Can you measure the leingth of that metal tube? Just for fun...
Millimeters is totally fine.
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ATTENTION: Poor Anders asked for the length of the tube SEVENTY-THREE posts ago.

Will someone please show him a picture of your tube with a scale beside it? Length matters (right, Anders?).

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ATTENTION: Poor Anders asked for the length of the tube SEVENTY-THREE posts ago.

Will someone please show him a picture of your tube with a scale beside it? Length matters (right, Anders?).

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Those rubbers sure looks squeezed Can you measure the leingth of that metal tube? Just for fun...Millimeters is totally fine.
I already did Anders, but not in millimeters............(6 cm)

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ATTENTION: Poor Anders asked for the length of the tube SEVENTY-THREE posts ago.

Will someone please show him a picture of your tube with a scale beside it? Length matters (right, Anders?). Thank You
SORRY, BUT I SAW "POOR ANDERS" THREAD YESTERDAY (post 64) FOR THE FIRST TIME AND MADE HIM MY HONEST EXCUSES FOR THAT!!!

OK, it's my fault to be offline so long -sorry again- but jumped in at post SEVENTY and was searching for him since and given the length in post SEVENTY-TWO the same day (6 cm = 6 centimeters, sorry no inches because this is Europe).

Got to my garage again a few minutes ago so here's the request with a scale beside:
(Note: 6 cm = 60 millimeters)
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There we go Cool................................
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dutchbird,

where did you get those yellow/orange bushings? Have you also done your upper and lower arm bushings as well as the track arm bushings? Thanks!
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Got to my garage again a few minutes ago so here's the request with a scale beside:
(Note: 6 cm = 60 millimeters)
Bingo!
You are forgiven Dutchbird
Thanks!
It looks like your old rubbers have been tighteen until they in the end reached the length of the sleeve. How long is your new one?
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Mounted the shocks and tires today, and let her down on the ground to have a look at the situation. The Isulators are not on as I wanted to see how things looks and lines up without it. This shows "where the car want to be" without nothing interfear. You see that there is plenty of room between where the thin Isulator is suppost to be tight (?). The suspension was soft and nice, and there was no sounds from anything fight agains anything. Sorry for the blurry pic.
As shown, my "sleeve" is 70 mm. On the pic where all the different Isulators are, you see from left: The totally useless washer that came with the car when I bought it. It bended like a cone every time the car compressed. Then the two Stonehard, also without function,Rubber Isulators. The height on them as induviduals was not even close to original as you see. Then Origianl rubber, but hardend due to age. Then my new Blue soft ones and my 70 mm Sleeve. After that, Original washers, that stands the pressure! Old bolt and new bolt. The new is longer, but if that will be a problem, the two washers will bring it back to original length if I drop the bolt from top down.
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