1966 Electra Convertible Sourcing Body Bushings, Trunk Floor Pan Bar

exchaoordo

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I've got to replace the rearmost body bushings (#7, at trunk corner). I see everything but one specific to the 1966 Electra Convertible, as usual! (ClassicBuick.com has a full kit for $350, which seems wicked steep.) Will any 66 C body work, or a generic one? In any case, the floor pan bar is so rusted out I'll need to weld in a new one. Any sources for that pre-shaped would be nice too.

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exchaoordo

Active Member
You mean like this? I'd never heard of such a thing and couldn't figure out why the Buick had a bushing made in Czechoslovakia. This time I need all the hardware and such. Looks as if a standard 2" diameter bushing will work. HockeyPuck.jpg
 

GL03

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You can shop for bushings looking up thick rubber washers, rubber bushings, replacement bushing, etc. Select the hardness you want for your bushing with durometer of 70-90 on A scale, this is same as a car tire. 70 softest, 90 hardest. Use Digital caliper to get your measurements you need. If you have a bushing shape that no one makes you can make one out of urethane.
 
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