Impossible to find spring bushings???


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Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:17 am

Impossible to find spring bushings???

Hi all,

Looking for any advise or ideas as to where I may be able to find rear leaf spring bushings for our 1959 A112. I have been looking everywhere for more than a week, and cannot find the size I need. All Harris bushings I have found in parts listings do not match the size removed, even though the listings claim they fit this truck... I have tried to do a general search for bushings of this size, but can't find a match.
The bushings I removed are:

1 9/16" overall length
1 1/4" O.D. (This is also the I.D of the leaf spring eyelets)
1 1/2" O.D. of the "flanged" end
3/4" I.D.(This is also the O.D. of the bolts and frame mounted studs)

I've repeatedly confirmed my measurements. I also contacted St. Louis Spring, who did a great job making the springs, but he too couldn't find a listing.
I'm starting to panic because we are close to reassembly and have no bushings!

I also can't find replacements for the leaf spring bump stops (snubbers), though I think I can find a universal alternate (I hope).

Any help, insight, or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I try not to ask the forum until I have exhausted all options, and I am pretty much there...

Thanks everyone!

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Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:43 pm

Re: Impossible to find spring bushings???

Don't know but the buzz posted these numbers, hope this helps. I know its harris but is that your part number. Couple more places there.
Re: Parts Link
*Part Description: L-R-S-series Suspension bushing interchange
*Part Number:IH # 72686 R1/Harris Bushing HB-851 is AUTOMANN # MH1948
*Source:Louisville Auto Spring CO. LASCO
*Source Address:Louisville, KY
*Source Web Link:lascohd.com
*Phone Number:502-584-2181
*Comments:

*Part Description:L-R-S Suspension bushing interchange
*Part Number:IH # 72687 R1/Harris Bushing HB-854 is AUTOMANN # MH1954
*Source:Louisville Auto Spring LASCO
*Source Address:Louisville, KY
*Source Web Link:lascohd.com
*Phone Number:502-584-2181
*Comments: Just received those bushings yesterday.

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Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:32 pm

Re: Impossible to find spring bushings???

Does Energy Suspension have a size to fit?
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
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Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:33 pm

Re: Impossible to find spring bushings???

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Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:30 am

Re: Impossible to find spring bushings???

Once again you guys hooked me up!
I really appreciate everyone taking time to help me.
I sure sounds like the bushings 168897R1 match the dimensions of the ones I removed. I ordered them this morning.
Thanks again!
Bryon

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