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Author Topic: ute tailgate rubber bushes  (Read 163 times)
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« on: October 16, 2021, 10:52:14 AM »
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What are the suggestions to replace the rubber bushes that are on the metal stays that hold the tailgate at horizontal when open??

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2021, 02:56:37 PM »
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I turned some up on a lathe out of rubber block, using a 4" angle grinder (as a lathe tool) to remove excess rubber.  Then cut the rods, fitted the rubber cushion/slides and welded the rods back up.  Filed and re-painted you can't tell the difference.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 06:00:33 PM »
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Rubber door stops, from Bunnings. Put a bolt through them, put it into a drill, and use a file to machine them down. Sandpaper smooth, still in the drill. Remove bolt, slit rubber, put onto rattle rods and superglue the slit.

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 11:29:11 AM »
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Thank you - Great suggestions
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