GTA rear anti roll bar bushes - Master van??

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GTA rear anti roll bar bushes - Master van??

Postby Pjr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:43 pm

I’m in need of a rear bush and Stephen is on the case looking for a used one for me. However, being experimental, I ordered a Renault Master van rear bush which looked visually similar.

Stephen warned me that R5 bushes look similar but have no steel reinforcing band and would therefore soon fail (unless reinforced with a metal band). However, the Master bush is steel reinforced but (to my eyes) looks huge!

I’ve just pulled off the rear wheel and offered-up the bush.....difficult to tell, but not looking as huge as it did at first! So out came the vernier calliper......

On the plus side
- the anti roll bar diameter is very slightly larger than the hole in the bush. They should be a snug interference fit
- the metal tube is the same external diameter as the original
- the overall size looks like it might work

On the down side
- the metal tube has a different front/back offset to the original, but it might still work with washers.
- the metal tube internal diameter looks larger than the through-bolt. Could be a trick of perspective. Not sure without a trial fitting.

Here are some photos alongside a 20p piece for scale. Has anyone made these fit?

I will report progress at the weekend.....TBC

Phil
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Re: GTA rear anti roll bar bushes - Master van??

Postby Pjr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:11 pm

Doh!

Just been out in the rain and removed the offending arb bush.

Sadly, the bore of the metal tube is slightly narrower than the van one (probably too small to sleeve) and the overall dimensions are very different.

Back to the drawing board......

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