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DaveVHS
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:55 pm    Post subject: '73 rear spring plate bush sizes? Reply with quote

Does anyone know the rear bush sizes for a '73 coupe
I have the 26 9/16" torsion bar
I purchased lowered spring plates but need to purchase bushes and most websites have 1 7/8" or 1 3/8" bushes (smooth and knobbly) I'm not 100% sure what bushes I need to order.
I think it is the 1 7/8" (47mm) but appreciate any input
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:03 am    Post subject: Re: '73 rear spring plate bush sizes? Reply with quote

you will need 2 of the knobby and 2 of the smooth. The bushings do not fit the torsion bars. They fit the spring plate. Knobby on the inside, smooth on the outside, then cover plate. Measure the diameter of the spring plate that goes into the car and get that size.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: '73 rear spring plate bush sizes? Reply with quote

runamoc wrote:
you will need 2 of the knobby and 2 of the smooth. The bushings do not fit the torsion bars. They fit the spring plate. Knobby on the inside, smooth on the outside, then cover plate. Measure the diameter of the spring plate that goes into the car and get that size.


thanks, yeah I knew I needed both but turns out I was looking at racing urethane bushes not standard bushes which only come in one size anyway...I'm not racing so went with std
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