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Old 11/15/17, 01:00 PM   #1
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Track bar bushing question

Hi, rebuilding a front end and have a question on the track bar. I have the old bushings removed and the one side looks OK (pic1.jpg) but I'm wondering about the 'oval' side. Does the metal 'collar' need to come out of that end or is it meant to be there? (pic2.jpg)

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Old 11/15/17, 01:15 PM   #2
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You need a new track bar, I don't believe that is supposed to be oval...
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Old 11/15/17, 01:19 PM   #3
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The new bushing is oval so I'm assuming that its fine.

The bushing size suggests I need to pound out the collar, but want to be sure.
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Old 11/15/17, 01:21 PM   #4
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let me eat my own words, i apologize that must be off a 76 or 77 that had a unique track bar. As far as the metal sleeve, IDK..
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Yes, I should have been specific. Its a 77
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Old 11/15/17, 08:58 PM   #6
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Hmm?
That's an oddity for sure.
Are you sure that track bar is from a '77 and not a later model, or even an aftermarket part?

I could only guess, but I'd pull that lining out.

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Old 11/16/17, 12:04 AM   #7
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>>> the stock rubber bushing had that outer sleeve... polyurethane bushings don't have or use that sleeve.... below is a pic of a new stock '76-'77 upper trac-bar bushing...
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Old 11/16/17, 06:18 AM   #8
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>>> the stock rubber bushing had that outer sleeve... polyurethane bushings don't have or use that sleeve.... below is a pic of a new stock '76-'77 upper trac-bar bushing...
That's right!
I've replaced mine so many times with the poly ones that I forgot what the OEM bushing looked like.

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Old 11/16/17, 09:29 AM   #9
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>>> the stock rubber bushing had that outer sleeve... polyurethane bushings don't have or use that sleeve.... below is a pic of a new stock '76-'77 upper trac-bar bushing...
Perfect ! Thanks that was just the confirmation I was looking for. Now just to get that sleeve out
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