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Suspension and Braking
Springs, shocks, struts, coilovers, camber plates, sway bars, strut bars, suspension bushings, control arms, brake pads, big brake kits, etc.

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Old 02-05-2011, 01:12 AM   #61
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Sorry, I am not on this site all the time... Been doing more stuff with my RC cars than my Beemer lately. Probably an email is the best way to ping me.

I've got the tool and it is available as of Feb 4th.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:51 AM   #62
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The counter bore looks like 1.070" +/-.005" dia X .225" deep and concentric with the threaded hole in the block and centered on the block. The block ends are radiused for an appearent "diameter" of 2.297"-2.310" or call it 2.303" +/-.006", the block is 1.252" thick X 1.252" tall (probably made from 1.250" bar stock).

Also just checked the "legs" of the U shaped bracket. They are about 2.100" tall (where the bushing fits in) and about 2.525" apart (where the bushing fits in).

Grade 8 all-thread is probably fine (but I am not a machinist, just an Enginerd ). I just measured mine and it looks like the shaft is about 8" long. (At least my wife never complained... )

Let me know if this does not make sense and I can email you a dimensioned sketch. (just PM me your email address)

Post another pic of your tool when you are done and let us know how it worked for you.
DUDEEEE, you're awesome. Been searching for about an hour for these dimensions. So many pictures of this tool but no dimensions. I'll be making one at work tomorrow. Thanks bud.
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:13 AM   #63
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Holy thread reserection Batman! Glad you could use the info. Make sure to grease the all thread shaft when using it... use some penetrating oil on the bushing first if there is any rust. Also make sure the block piece covers both ends of the "C" on the metal part of the bushings when pressing them out or they can twist and be a bear to remove.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:35 PM   #64
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Holy thread reserection Batman! Glad you could use the info. Make sure to grease the all thread shaft when using it... use some penetrating oil on the bushing first if there is any rust. Also make sure the block piece covers both ends of the "C" on the metal part of the bushings when pressing them out or they can twist and be a bear to remove.
Haha, my bad. Thought I would show you the finished product. I almost decided to water jet the whole part but thought that was too boring so I made it in several pieces instead.
Only worried about the threaded rod. Some stuff I found at work. Hoping it wont break.


Fused first then welded in the bevel. Lots of penetration should never move haha.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:55 PM   #65
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Looks good. Definitely want grade 8 all thread or it will break if rtab is even a little rusted. Add another washer and put grease on/between them as this is the bearing area when using it and will get chewed up.
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Old 05-24-2014, 12:54 PM   #66
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Worked great man. Thanks a lot for the dimensions. Have a good one.
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