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Old 25th October 2010, 09:27 AM
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Default Making Polly Bushes!

Hi guys,

As the title says realy!

I'm looking into making my own bushes, so the question is what are the best methods of turning this stuff? are there any special tools required?
Who's the best (cheepest) supplier of bar stock?

Also any other tips/pointers to help me on my jurney

Thanks in advance.

PS I'v done a forum search already
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Old 25th October 2010, 09:51 AM
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I thought about doing this also, until I found out the cost of stainless bar and polyurathene....I discovered I would save around a tenner ...just not worth the work involved.
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Old 25th October 2010, 11:58 AM
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What "shore" rating do I need please peeps?
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Old 25th October 2010, 12:12 PM
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If memory serves me right it is about 80 - 90 shore

I too looked in to turning my own but the same as Kev, by the time I bought all of the materials, there was not enough money to be saved to make the effort & time worthwhile

Bought mine from 3GE & pleased I did

One disadvantage for me is that although I have the right tools, I don't have the machining skills to turn out a batch of components to the same degree of accuracy as CNC turned crush tubes & injection moulded Poly bushes

Boy, do I wish that I still had access to all of the CNC machinery that I used too
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Old 25th October 2010, 05:24 PM
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I made my own from Corromide for my Alfa 156



These were done for my top arms,saved me 100
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Could be worse A610 Renault one's are double that for one.
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I too looked in to turning my own but the same as Kev, by the time I bought all of the materials, there was not enough money to be saved to make the effort & time worthwhile

Bought mine from 3GE & pleased I did
I also looked in to making my own bushes, I have a Colchester lathe and thought no problem. For the amount of time and effort it takes to make just 8 let alone a full set I'll be buying my poly bushes. Crush tubes I can either make or trim but turning 'rubber' type material is just agrovation.
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