where to get Rear crossmember bushings

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where to get Rear crossmember bushings

Post by marx1 » 02 Jul 2009 23:35

My Rear crossmember bushings are shot (the ones that go on the cross member mounting bolts (see highlighted pic) - not the mustache bar) The previous owner actually put them in upside down so the rubber doesn't face the crossmember!

Does anyone know where I can get them?
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Re: where to get Rear crossmember bushings

Post by heirfaus » 03 Jul 2009 01:28

99% sure these are no longer available. You can get poly version from Datsport. That's what I have and I really like them, but they aren't cheap. I can't remember the price. There is a site, which I always forget the name of, in fact I think there is 3 threads on this site that are solely me asking what the site is :roll: , but they sell solid mounts for the rear cross member and it is 40 bucks plus shipping last I checked. I did see a set of NOS for sale, but I think they were between 100-200 bucks.
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Re: where to get Rear crossmember bushings

Post by Colbino » 03 Jul 2009 01:45

You can find poly one's here:
http://www.racetep.com/datsunsusp.html

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Post by okayfine » 03 Jul 2009 08:49

heirfaus wrote:There is a site, which I always forget the name of, in fact I think there is 3 threads on this site that are solely me asking what the site is :roll: , but they sell solid mounts for the rear cross member and it is 40 bucks plus shipping last I checked.
http://designproductsracing.com/510_RearSuspension.html
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Post by marx1 » 03 Jul 2009 14:40

YAY! those two sites are like 510 porn :) Thanks a bunch!
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Re: where to get Rear crossmember bushings

Post by 510rcr » 15 Jul 2009 21:17

As an alternative to polys you could use solid alunimum ones from Don Oldenberg (Design Products Racing). Not sure of how they last in a street car but I have had them in a race car for 7 - 8 years. I don't see why they would not last if kept tight.

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Post by vintageracer510 » 26 Jul 2009 09:20

We made our own for the 510 we race - here's a link from
a previous post

http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11587

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Post by okayfine » 26 Jul 2009 09:48

510rcr wrote:As an alternative to polys you could use solid alunimum ones from Don Oldenberg (Design Products Racing). Not sure of how they last in a street car but I have had them in a race car for 7 - 8 years. I don't see why they would not last if kept tight.
I don't think longetivity is the issue on a street car. The added NVH would likely see them removed long before there was any wear/damage.
vintageracer510 wrote:We made our own for the 510 we race - here's a link from
a previous post
For a street-only car, I'd recommend the "Savage Washer" modification. Basically takes the slop out of the rubber bushings, but retains the NVH suppression qualities of the original design.

There are drawings of the Savage Washer on http://www.datsun510.com/Photopost, or you can look through your DQ Volume 5 Issue 4 - Improved rear crossmember washers - A simple modification that gives your 510 the best of both worlds: Improved rear crossmember control without the harshness of poly bushings.
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Re: where to get Rear crossmember bushings

Post by heirfaus » 27 Jul 2009 23:36

Just a note I did the savage washer on mine before I put in the polys and my bushings were too hammered for it to work. I am positive it was done correctly but my bushings were TOAST separating from the metal. Just a thought....
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Re: where to get Rear crossmember bushings

Post by moath » 12 Aug 2009 19:26

Thanks guys, this was very timely for me!

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