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Can anyone give me some advice need 2 Steel inserts to fit my front lower arms mine have rotted through seen these have be done took them off a old link on google but no information on them

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The Steel tubes were part of the original rubber bush from the factory, aftermarket ones use the type in the picture.

You have to be careful pressing in the tubes or you push the two sides of the arm together, I always put a couple of bits of scaffold tube that have been cut to size and then cut in half around the bush between the flats of the arm as I am pressing the new bush or sleeve into place.

Powerflex or Superflex do the bush and the tube.

 

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It depends on wether you are fitting poly bushes as correctly described above ,or have you just found out that the steel has corroded away around the existing rubber bush.( have seen it happen but on a crossmember brace bush)if you are staying with rubber then  fitting a new bush is the only way as you can’t seperate them

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Yes fitting poly bushes are ready have them but noticed when going to fit them it had corroded away around the bushes 

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So you need a bottom  arm repair then ?  Am I reading it right ?  The holes the tubes go into are rusted ?

In that case find a fabricator who can put a tube in permanently, welded in, not pressed, while you are at it gusset the underside of the arm, that sharpens the handling up a bit !

 

 

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Everything as been painted ready to go back on the cat just need to get the lower arms fixed the painted then start rebuilding all the running gear before put engine in 

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Ahh, ok, so its the chassis to crossmember arm that you have rusted.  The bush that goes in that is the one the large bolt to the chassis leg goes through ?

 

Weld the tube in, then put the polybush in.  Tubes available from poly bush suppliers or you may have to get a couple turned up on a lathe by a fabricator.

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