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Old 09-07-2020, 04:51 AM   #1
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'95 VG30 4x4 - stock suspension. I replaced the Tension rod bushings with poly a few years back and noticed then that one of the flimsy bushing cups welded to the frame where the threaded end of the rod attaches was broken off. Installed them anyway and just forgot about it. Was under the truck today and noticed now the cup is gone on the other side also. I remember seeing a writeup somewhere about how to fix this permanently and keep the rod from going off-center and wearing out the frame-hole, but cannot find it now. Anyone know of a good solution to fix the problem short of welding on a new cup, or is that the only way?
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Old 09-07-2020, 12:04 PM   #2
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Here’s the thread you’re looking for. You could try some JB weld or something like that but I wouldn’t count on it lasting very long. http://www.infamousnissan.com/forum/...ad.php?t=42684
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I ran my former 87 hardbody for years with no bushing cups, never noticed any problems.
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Followed that thread to a t. Worked perfectly.
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Thanks for locating that Alabama! Very little rust here in Arkansas so I am not sure how bad of a situation we have. The truck in that link looks like salt may have been part of the problem. I cannot remember what the frame looked like behind the bushings so I will have to pull it apart just to see what I am dealing with. I have been planning to add a welding machine to the shop for some time. Anyone on here weld for a living? I need recommendations for a welding machine that can do clean, professional looking welds in 1/4" thick steel.
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I picked up the harbor freight titanium 125 for under 200. Iím learning. Buddy says nice little welder for the price.
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