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Front upper arm bushes
#1
Hi there,

I have stripped my front upper arms down so they can be powder coated black with all my other bits and I want to put new bushes in them. Looking on the net you can only get them if you buy complete arms, and at 125 dollars each it makes for an expensive set of bushes. I wondered if anyone else has had to replace them and if the bushes cross reference to something else?

Cheers,
Dan
VIN: 6511
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#2
Rob Grady appears to still sell them, that's where I brought mine.

100156 Bushing, Upper Control Arm Frt $42.44
Chris Spratt

Ex owner of Vin#16327 Grey 5 Speed was FLE 371Y
1998 Lotus Esprit GT3
1999 Lotus Elise
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#3
Brilliant thanks Chris Big Grin

Blimey 42 dollars each Shock Still much cheaper than buying all new arms though.
VIN: 6511
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#4
$9.95 from DeLorean Parts Northwest

http://www.delorean-parts.com/Merchant2 ... creen=PLST
Richard H.
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#5
Blimey that saves a few quid! Cheers Rich Big Grin Big Grin
VIN: 6511
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#6
RichH Wrote:$9.95 from DeLorean Parts Northwest

http://www.delorean-parts.com/Merchant2 ... creen=PLST

Good spot Rich Smile , Toby and Misty have a lot of good deals and some hard to find parts.
Chris Spratt

Ex owner of Vin#16327 Grey 5 Speed was FLE 371Y
1998 Lotus Esprit GT3
1999 Lotus Elise
DOC 4
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#7
For reference just noticed Don Steger sells them too at $12.44
http://deloreanmotorcenter.com/_100156_u...shing.html
Chris Spratt

Ex owner of Vin#16327 Grey 5 Speed was FLE 371Y
1998 Lotus Esprit GT3
1999 Lotus Elise
DOC 4
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#8
ChrisS Wrote:For reference just noticed Don Steger sells them too at $12.44
http://deloreanmotorcenter.com/_100156_u...shing.html

Good one Chris

btw does each arm need 2 or 4 bushes ??
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#9
bozzzydmc Wrote:btw does each arm need 2 or 4 bushes ??

2 per arm, 4 in total Mr Green
Chris Spratt

Ex owner of Vin#16327 Grey 5 Speed was FLE 371Y
1998 Lotus Esprit GT3
1999 Lotus Elise
DOC 4
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#10
Cheers for the advice guys. Mine are on order from delorean north west Big Grin The arms can go off for powdercoating as soon as I get a replacement rear link so it can all go off together. Chassis should be ready soon too Big Grin
VIN: 6511
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#11
You had any luck finding a rear lower link Dan?
I thought I had one but unfortunately it was an upper one. I have one other possible lead, waiting to hear back on that one though. I let you know if I have any luck
Chris Spratt

Ex owner of Vin#16327 Grey 5 Speed was FLE 371Y
1998 Lotus Esprit GT3
1999 Lotus Elise
DOC 4
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#12
Ed Udding has one so I am ok thanks.
VIN: 6511
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#13
Just changed the front upper arm bushes on my car. Just bare in mind you need access to a serious
press to remove them. Luckly a mate of mine has a 50 Ton hydraulic press in his workshop.

Be very careful as you press them out to support the arms near the bush.
Also be prepared to put a couple of weld tacks on the new bushes to stop them rotating. As others have noted the new bushes are not as tight a fit.

Nick H
DOC 650
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Range Rover Sport SDV6 "Rufus" (Mrs H's motor)
DeLorean DMC 12 Vin#2862

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