Strut Rod BUSHINGS

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surfmurf
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Strut Rod BUSHINGS

Post by surfmurf » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:48 am

Have viewed many websites looking for Bushings for my '63 Bird's Strut Rods. I see many offerings that cite being for a '63 Thunderbird, but most are physically different from each other, some very much so. I see discussion on the Struts, but no images of the '63s Bushings on VTBC. Are there any on our website? Or can anyone recommend the correct bushings that show on one of the retail T-Bird specific websites OR any other website? Suspension is my weakest aspect of a vehicle. Thank you, Murf

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Re: Strut Rod BUSHINGS

Post by jrbudwig » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:23 pm

Hello,

Assuming that you are looking for the OEM Insulators (Bushings) Ford P/N: KC 55490-A for a Ford Stabilizer (C2SZ 5482-B) - see below,
StablizerRodParts_JScott01122019.jpg
If you are, I purchased replacements from,

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/b-10239.html

Hope this is of assistance and addresses your request.

All the Best,

Jonathan

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Re: Strut Rod BUSHINGS

Post by Jim Wulf » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:17 pm

jrbudwig wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Hello,

Assuming that you are looking for the OEM Insulators (Bushings) Ford P/N: KC 55490-A for a Ford Stabilizer (C2SZ 5482-B) - see below,

StablizerRodParts_JScott01122019.jpg

If you are, I purchased replacements from,

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/b-10239.html

Hope this is of assistance and addresses your request.

All the Best,

Jonathan
Jonathon,

Those are the sway bar bushings you show. I think the OP is looking for strut rod bushings.

I've always used the original Ford parts or equivalent, like this:

https://www.wilsontbird.com/parts/1962- ... kit-deluxe

You can buy a kit from Rock Auto, with AC Delco branding, for 17.00.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/for ... shing,7608
Last edited by Jim Wulf on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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