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Dog Bone Freeze Plug by fierobug
Started on: 04-19-2014 08:33 PM
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Last post by: fierobug on 04-20-2014 07:52 AM
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Report this Post04-19-2014 08:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobugClick Here to Email fierobugSend a Private Message to fierobugEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is it crazy or what? Been reading about 87GT auto dog bone difference. Because it is already tapered and rubber, does anyone think if right size is used it could work?

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Report this Post04-19-2014 09:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You want to use a rubber bushing from a dog bone as a freeze plug on an engine?................no. Freeze plugs are cheap....get one and do it right.
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Report this Post04-19-2014 09:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobugClick Here to Email fierobugSend a Private Message to fierobugEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The freeze plug may fit each end of the strut dog bone with a little modification. Do you think the material is correct to use as a bushing?

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Report this Post04-19-2014 09:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you would please form complete thoughts and express them in complete sentences, we might be able to help you.
It sounds like you want to use dog bone parts as a freeze plug or freeze plugs to fix a dog bone. I can't really tell. Either way, how much money are you trying to save here? Just buy the correct part for the car - or wrap it in 5 rolls of duct tape.

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Report this Post04-19-2014 10:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobugClick Here to Email fierobugSend a Private Message to fierobugEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It seems from what I have read is that there are no strut bushings available for 87gt automatics. Any suggestions as to what to use?

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Report this Post04-19-2014 10:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Buy a of non tapered poly bushings and reshape them on the wire wheel of your bench grinder.
I have done it several times. Takes all of ten minutes.

Now, how hard was that?
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Report this Post04-20-2014 07:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by olejoedad:
Buy a of non tapered poly bushings and reshape them on the wire wheel of your bench grinder.


X2

I put my poly bushings in a lathe and tapered the inner surface to get them to fit.
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Report this Post04-20-2014 07:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobugClick Here to Email fierobugSend a Private Message to fierobugEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Are they the prothane motion control bushings from the fiero store part no. 52897? I should not drill out dog bone to fit it, instead taper the bushing. Sorry about the sloppy start of topic. Way over tired from work had nutso idea for tapered freeze plugs.

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