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Old 11-25-2021, 05:01 PM   #6
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Louis

I have to say that when I replaced the rear suspension bushings on my 1963 PV a few years back, they initially looked pretty bad from the outside (dry cracked rubber) but upon actually removing them I found that the dry rotted layer was very thin, and the bushings were still really in great shape throughout 95% of the rubber. It really wouldn't have been a problem to let them stay in use another decade or two past the 55+ years they'd already served.
'63 PV Rat Rod
'93 245 16VT Classic #1141
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