Wanted: Front Shock Absorber Bushings
#1
I have a set of new old stock Gabrial shocks for the front of my 73 Convert, but I have misplaced the mounting hardware. I can reuse my old washers and nuts, but the rubber grommets (bushings) are dry rotted on the existing shocks.

I checked Ohio Mustang, CJ Pony parts, and a few other vendors but no one offers the rubber grommets or mounting hardware separate.

Anyone have any extra rubber shock grommets?

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#2
Although I don't have these parts your looking for you might want to try a friend of mine here named Marlon Mitchell http://fly-ford.com/index.html

Hes a good guy and has a sweet Mustang just not a Mach 1, but it is very nice just the same.
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#3
Wonder if you went to a local parts store and asked to look at different stlye Sway bar link kits if you would find the proper sized bushing. I am thinking a Sway Bar link for a 88-98 K1500 Chev Truck, 1978-1981 Chev Malibu,

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Chev Venture Van, might even get lucky with a Sway Bar link from a older Mustang but doubt they would stock that.

The power asist Rod on my 70 Stang use's something simular that might work.....I don't remember where I purchased the replacement bushings from.
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#4
Sounds like some good ideas. I did get a lead on The Mustangbarn.com, they sell a hardware kit for the front shocks for $3.95. I'm going to call them tomorrow to see if that comes with the bushing. Thanks
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#5
This should be a pretty common piece. Check Rockauto.com
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#6
I called the Mustang Barn and they said they could not get the 71 to 73 bushings and hardware kits anymore.

I'll give Rockauto a try.
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Mike AKA "Rare Pony"  & "Ole Pony"

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Current stable: 73 Mustang Convertible 250 CID Auto (owned since 1974), 04 Oxford White Mach 1, 4.6, Auto
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RE: Wanted: Front Shock Absorber Bushings
Although I don't have these parts your looking for you might want to try a friend of mine here named Marlon Mitchell http://fly-ford.com/index.html

Hes a good guy and has a sweet Mustang just not a Mach 1, but it is very nice just the same.

This is the guy talked about in this article by Mustang Monthly
http://mach1club.com/showthread.php?tid=95

Try Private Messaging him
http://mach1club.com/member.php?action=profile&uid=6
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#8
OK this is great rather then post a new topic.i was wondering why when i jack my 73 up in the air these rubber bushings get squished to death.and hey why don't you have me make you a set.i have access to a machine shop and could probly find something kinda rubber like.i can turn rubber but its needs to be froze with liquid nitrogen.dont have that.oh im sorry i will have to look for bushing i know i just replaced with something like stock .but like i said they are done from jacking car up.
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#9
Thanks for bumping this thread.

While I could not find them before at Rock Auto, I just recently learned Rock Auto actually does have them. They are made by Monroe, Part number P1137. Only 65 cents for one kit, but then add shipping.

http://www.rockauto.com/dbphp/x,catalog,...P1137.html
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#10
Bumping an old thread Biggrin

Is there anything to centre the shaft of the shock where it mounts at the top? Since I have had mine the shaft has moved inwards towards the motor. I have jacked up and loosened then centered but they move inwards again. Is my shock missing something to stop the threaded shaft from moving? Is there a parts diagram of the washers, bushings etc somewhere to have a look at?
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