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Drop link bush part number

Postby barryorbik » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:38 am

Does anyone know the Ford Part number or where I can get only the drop link to wishbone figure of 8 rubber bush, as I bought complete link arms, but ruined one of the bushes trying to fit it !!

1996 chassis platform 150" wheelbase if that is relevant.

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Re: Drop link bush part number

Postby Motorhome-Les » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:30 pm

Hi,
Call in at your local Transit Main Dealer Centre, apparently they have to come direct from Germany (I needed to enquire recently), they are quite pricey. I found it cheaper to buy another complete (aftermarket) drop link assembly - and a lot quicker.
To fit them, without damaging :- get M6 length of studding approx 100mm long, heat up the bush in boiling water, assemble the following order from the top :- M6 nut, spreader washer, 1/2" drive socket to accept the original diameter of the bush, wishbone flange, rubber bush, large diameter spreader washer, M6 nut. Fit a Jubilee clip to the top section of the bush, after lubing with washing-up liquid and compress the bush to as small a diameter as possible with the Jubilee clip, tighten the assembly to the wishbone and gently feed the top edge of the bush through the wishbone hole with a 1/4" wide blunt screwdriver as you continue to tighten the studding. Remove the studding device and the Jubilee clip and then feed the remainder of the bush through the hole with the screwdriver. I used this process and managed it with a few swear words to help !!!
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Re: Drop link bush part number

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