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Rear spring shackles and bushings 1969 Gen2

Fcat
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Post by Fcat on Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 am

Hi, I'm looking for an axle set of Rear spring shackles and bushings for a 1969 Gen2 250ci. Ideally someone who will ship to the UK but I can get friends to forward if not.

I think the rusty, ruined ones I have are original so I'm in for some 'fun' - if I can find some!

Thanks
Ian
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Post by savage on Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:38 pm

I'll look. Guessing yours is a G-10???
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Post by donivan65 on Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:48 pm

,,,a possibility,,,,make some or go to an off road shop for a lift kit if thats all you need,,,


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Post by Fcat on Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:07 am

Thanks Guys

Yes Savage it is a G10.

Good idea re off-roaders Donivan, that may be how it goes, any thoughts on the spring bushings and tips for getting that top bushing out?

Cheers
Ian
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Post by donivan65 on Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:01 pm

If,,,,,,you dont have it apart,,,,,,put a jack on top of the spring and jack the body up enough to take the pressure off and take the shackle apart,,,see if you just have these 4 rubber half  bushings in there,,,,we put neoprene ones in there and we have to use a sleeve for that 1/2" bolt,,,see what you got in there,,,,,


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Post by Fcat on Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:25 pm

Thanks Donivan

Good trick with the jack, It doesn't look like mine has ever been apart and I can see the crumbling rubber of probably the original metallastic bush (that's what we call them). I can imagine that the top bushing (through the chassis) is going to be a mission!

I'm definitely interested in Neoprene or Poly replacement, the only dimension I have to work with is that the springs are 3" wide - are the bushings standard parts?
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Post by donivan65 on Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:38 pm

You need to see what you got,,,,,,lots of stuff could of gotten changed in 50 years,,,,,springs get changed,,,normally the forward end of the spring has the metal cartridge,,,,,while the rear shackle has 2 half bushings on each bolt,,,,,,once we see what size,,,,,,hole,,,,,,we have in the spring and body,,then we find a bushing that fits,,,,,,and  put a sleeve on the bolt if the hole in the center of the bushing dont match our bolt,,,,I would say you got a 1/2" bolt,,,,,,then you can see if you can find a metal cartridge or rubber bushings for the shackles,,,,,or,,,,convert everything over to neoprene,,,,see if these are what you got,,,,


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Post by Fcat on Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:13 am

OK, I'll have a look. Hopefully I'll have the half bushings in the shackles to make life easier. Then Neoprene back in with sleeves.

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Post by Fcat on Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:30 am

OK, Unfortunately I don't have a chassis rail to jack against but I had a good look at the setup and checked that everything will undo.

So it would appear that I must have half bushings in the top of the shackle as there is not enough room to withdraw the shackle bolt between two chassis rails - the half bushings would allow wriggle room to withdraw the bolt at an angle.

https://i.servimg.com/u/f60/20/05/18/39/tightf10.jpg

The bushings in the spring both appear to be metalastic.
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Post by gfleduc on Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:09 am

Fcat
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Post by Fcat on Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:19 am

Thanks Gary, are these the same as the rears for my G10?
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Post by gfleduc on Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:59 am

I cannot say for sure, as I never bought - I would expect them to as the part number crossed over to GM P/N 6272088 for 2nd Gen van front or rear.
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Post by Fcat on Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:59 am

Good starting point anyway - thanks Gary
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Post by Fcat on Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:21 am

Just an update on this - so far I have dropped the rear of the spring and removed the shackle bushings. They are the same top and bottom and there were no sleeves (I'm sure this made the job 10x easier).

The sizes look odd to me as I am usually working in metric and I haven't found any similar yet - do they look familiar to anyone?

Thanks as ever guys

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Post by gfleduc on Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:40 am

Resize you photos & they will fit; some thing like 600 x 600


HB-930  bushings:
Ø 1-1/8"
OAL 1-15/16"
Barrel 1-7/16"
Ø 9/16" through hole


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Post by Fcat on Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:00 am

Thanks Gary

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