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Part Search - Bottom Bushings

I'm searching for a supplier for the bottom bushings for the deck lid cylinders for my '62 Convertible. Anyone have any ideas?
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You may need to find a generic bushing based on size, then order from there or a place that sells from that manufacturer. Here's a generic chart that I found.

polyurethane T bushings by size
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Thanks!

Thank you so much for your help finding that bushing link.

I went the Macgyver route. I used 1/2" OD fuel hose. Cut it flush with the body of the cylinder. Had to drill it out to insert the original steel sleeves from either side. Then used 2-1/16" nylon washers on both sides to fill to the mounting brackets.
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Thank you so much for your help finding that bushing link.

I went the Macgyver route. I used 1/2" OD fuel hose. Cut it flush with the body of the cylinder. Had to drill it out to insert the original steel sleeves from either side. Then used 2-1/16" nylon washers on both sides to fill to the mounting brackets.
Nice work.
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