Home made steering rack bushings

All my talk about rubber mounts reminded me of this neat home made solution to steering rack movement. I had this posted on my web site, thought I ‘d put a copy here too.

Gary Stearns’ method of how to make your own polyurethane bushing to replace the slopy or worn out stock units.

Gary writes:

“Attached is a bitmap of drawings that I made of these bushings and their installation. The one’s that I started with came from Autozone and were sold as anti-roll bar bushings in a pack of eight.

I was able to get the bushings in and out without removing the rack completely, but it’s not easy. To permit “test fits”, you might want to take the rack out; I’ve done that too and it’s not as difficult as you might think. ”

  1. #1 by top gun 3d on April 20, 2013 - 4:01 pm

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    • #2 by albell on April 27, 2013 - 11:42 am


      thanks, I sure will post up any new stuff I do to the van. There is so much still do do, it is a matter of getting the energy and time.



      • #3 by albell on April 28, 2013 - 6:34 pm


        I read your post on using the syncro carriers and I’m happy to see how they fixed the low speed vibration problem. I wonder how many other owner’s out there have been pulling their hair out trying to solve vibration problems after an engine transplant? It could be so easy to alter the engine angle when installing a different engine and mounting gear.



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