This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #1  
Old 03-24-2012, 07:42 PM
nocontrol nocontrol is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 10 2011
Posts: 25
nocontrol is on a distinguished road
Default $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 .......
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-24-2012, 08:10 PM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is offline
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
 
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 4,744
jopizz is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-24-2012, 08:46 PM
nocontrol nocontrol is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 10 2011
Posts: 25
nocontrol is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-25-2012, 11:13 AM
NYsquarebird58 NYsquarebird58 is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Feb 6 2012
Posts: 353
NYsquarebird58 is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-25-2012, 12:26 PM
Anders's Avatar
Anders Anders is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 19 2008
Posts: 2,160
Anders is on a distinguished road
Default

If you have some time to spend, you can go through this :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.
__________________
..."Lil darling Ruth"
http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

Last edited by Anders : 03-25-2012 at 12:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-25-2012, 06:10 PM
Richard D. Hord Richard D. Hord is offline
Super-Experienced and Proud Kentuckian who bleeds Ford Blue.
 
Join Date: Dec 16 2008
Posts: 2,868
Richard D. Hord is on a distinguished road
Default

Try contacting the Steele Rubber Products Company. http://www.steelerubber.com/. 800-544-8665
Richard D. Hord
__________________
'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
Registry #33436
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-25-2012, 06:51 PM
nocontrol nocontrol is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 10 2011
Posts: 25
nocontrol is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the advice guys! I'll get on it and let you know how I do.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-26-2012, 09:24 AM
tmjsong1aolcom tmjsong1aolcom is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Mar 31 2004
Posts: 323
tmjsong1aolcom is on a distinguished road
Default

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
Fuz
58's&64's
Sun Prairie, Wi
tmjsong1@aol.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-26-2012, 09:29 AM
tmjsong1aolcom tmjsong1aolcom is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: Mar 31 2004
Posts: 323
tmjsong1aolcom is on a distinguished road
Default

Website rareparts.com

Fuz
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-26-2012, 06:14 PM
Anders's Avatar
Anders Anders is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 19 2008
Posts: 2,160
Anders is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
__________________
..."Lil darling Ruth"
http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:13 AM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.