1970 Z28 Who Sells - rear stabilizer support bushings

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  1. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'd like to replace my rear stabilizer support rubber bushings part # 3983072. GM no longer carries them. Before I check the source if any from the local suspension garage here in town, I wondered what others are using.

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  2. Dave Nelson

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    Mark, I have also checked many sources with no luck.
     
  3. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    No one that I know of sells them and originals are hard to come by..... I've come across NOS bushings only a couple of times and they sold for around $150!!
     
  4. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've been asking that question for a while. Does anybody know if they come in the neoprene kits?

    I was thinking if I can't find one, maybe I could split a piece of heater hose to substitute.
     
  5. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    This is one of those items that NOBODY has found a "correct looking"
    replacement for.
    Too bad somebody with experience cant source out vendor who can extrude these parts.......
     
  6. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ok, then what could I use rubber wise to wrap more in there to snug the connection up. 1 side moves a bit side to side where my finger is pointing.
     
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  7. Dave Nelson

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    Mark , carefully remove the old bushing , and wrap the area where the bushing was on the bar with rubber electrical tape (not plastic). May take a couple times for just the right thickness.
     
  8. INSPECTOR57

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  9. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Like David said above^^..... If you decide to build it up, I would recommend 3M Scotch 23 electrical rubber splicing tape. It's a vulcanizing rubber so it bonds to it's self without using an adhesive. The adhesive on normal electrical tape gets slimy when it gets hot..... Another option would be cloth electrical tape.:)
     
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  10. COPO

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