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Post Re: Front Clam Bushes
As stated previously those big rusty bolts were (from the bits box) just to hold the parts together for welding.

Fitted the new hinges and replaced the bonnet, opens smooth as silk now. Will post pics at some point.

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:40 pm
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Post Re: Front Clam Bushes
Stuck pics in "GTM Kit Cars" on Facebook to save on forum pic limits.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 028&type=3

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Post Re: Front Clam Bushes
I've just had the bonnet off again to start fitting a new rad and found one of the Oilite bushes has broken just below the flange. I'm now of the opinion that these are not robust enough (and too brittle) certainly in the size (13mm OD) I bought. Maybe the ones with 16mm OD would be better as this gives thicker wall size. EG. https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/p1207 ... backstep=1

Or maybe Nylon or Oilon bushes would be better suited.

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Post Re: Front Clam Bushes
The low cost ones from e-bay have arrived and look good
When you consider the originals were 18+ years old I will be sticking to Nylon

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Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:11 pm
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What size did you get Pete? I don't see any in that listing that match the original 10mm ID x13mm OD.

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Post Re: Front Clam Bushes
I've now made some new bushes out of black Acetal, but made them 16mm OD instead of 13mm (drilled out the holes in the bonnet).

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Post Re: Front Clam Bushes
I got 10mm inside and 16mm external
Easy to drill out the glass to suit
In fact the original bushes had been running around and opened the holes to more than the 16mm

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:34 pm
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Finished hinge set.

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