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Old 03-28-2011, 08:53 AM
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Shackle bushings

Help.. I need to order shackle bushings and all I can find is complete shackle kits. I found a set from energy suspensions and it was wrong when I got it?? Any body have a part # for these or an idea where I can get some? Thanks Steve...
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:02 AM
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I've always had good luck with ESPO:

http://www.springsnthings.com

Only drawback is you need to call or request a quote for pricing. Old Skool!
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Steve,

What is the hole diameter you need? I have three new sets of bushings and one new shackle kit is with one of them. I know I need one set (I have not looked to see which yet), but the two loose sets I have one is smaller than the other. So you may get lucky if the size I don't need is the size you do need. Measure and let me know.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:13 AM
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Best measurements I have are: ID of shackle is just shy of 1.5" and over all length is right at 2". Hope that makes sense. I called energy suspension and they do not make one for the Falcons?? But I have there sizing chart, maybe something will fit if yours don't. Thanks
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:18 AM
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What I need is to fit the new leaf springs I got. So I will shift some focus tonight when I get home to see what it is I have and what I need and will let you know if I have any leftovers..
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:20 AM
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Also - are the hanger brackets and the leaf eye the same inside diameter? I have to check this myself tonight... as a matter of fact.
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I believe mine are the same size. But I better check to make sure?? Good point.
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Steve,

Mine are 1 3/8" and apparently only have one set of each size bushing. One set this size and one about 1" OD - and I have no idea what those would fit. Must have been a very early 60-63. They list a different version for this range. I wish when things vary in diameter and the year range is so confusing, they list diameters.

Sorry I didn't have a new set... but I do have a used set.
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Thanks for looking. I think I have tracked down a new set for mine. My local parts guy found a chart showing all of energy suspensions "universal fit" sizes and the part number we came up with is 9.9482G. The G is for black and R is for red. These have a 1.382 OD and fit my spring and frame mount very well. Yeah now on to the next nickle and dime!!!
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That's the right one. I brought my used ones in just in case. They're really not all that bad, actually. Just the exposed parts get a little crumbly looking. It was a good excuse for me to crawl under the 'chero last night and pull off the rear leaf supports after soaking them a couple weeks. They came right off. I have to reverse them for the now-longer 64-65 wagon leaf springs. Going from 2" to 2.5"... and without all the wavy insulator stuff between each leaf.
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I will keep that trick in mind. I am going to order new springs when I can afford them, and I like the idea of a wider one.
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