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    Posted: 05-September-2016 at 8:05AM
    I know that this has been hashed out in other sections, but since I have a couple of 72 Ranchero's, I thought I'd put this out there for them specifically. This is what I've done so far........
    I replaced my beat up old factory rubber bushings with a set of Energy Suspension kit # 3.4115G urethane bushings, for a 72 Chevelle. After I received them, I realized that 6 of the bushings were going to be the wrong inside diameter(3/4"), when all of the bushings need to be 1" . To fix the problem, I used a standard length 1" hole saw, with a piece of 3/8" rigid plumbing pipe installed inside of it, approx 1/4" longer than the hole saw, to use it for a pilot, then installed the bushing into a 2" exhaust pipe coupling from a short exhaust extension, so that it had the taper to it at the end, to hold the bushing round and keep it from rotating.
    I then proceeded to drill out the inside of the bushing, going 1/2 way in, then flipping it over to finish it off.
    If I was to do it again, my suggestion would be to order the parts separately. So, to make a custom kit for one, you need to order 12 each of the part #4041 and #4044, that will cover the main bushings, and then 2 ea of the part # 4042 and #4045 for the rad support.


Edited by DaleR09 - 07-September-2016 at 4:17PM
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If you ordered the parts separately, would you still need to drill out the holes like you did, or does that eliminate that extra step?
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Ordering them separately would eliminate the need to drill them out. I haven't had the chance to find out what the price would be, though. If you do, please let us know what the cost is. Thanks
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