Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

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Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby HJ2 » Wed 21.10.2020, 16:26

Hi all!


I have almost everything complete now in order to do a full front / rear rebuilt of the suspension, but I still miss some of the dreaded raft bushings. :bonk:

Could you pretty please have a look in your garage / shed / attic / bedroom (?) if you might still have these in stock, but are not going to use them anymore?
I would be able to replace yours in a later stage (if necessary!), depending the outcome of this topic: viewtopic.php?f=85&t=28114

The parts that I still miss are:

51 Bush, flanged, raft lower rear E100C6001F (2pc.)
62 TopHat' Insert TCA Strut to Raft A100C0030H (4pc)

It's preventing me from taking on this job, although it is very, very necessary! (as in: MOT failure next year) :shock:
I would like to avoid poly bushings all together, as I am quite pleased with the original ones :bananasex:
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby Saltire » Wed 21.10.2020, 16:46

HJ2 wrote:
51 Bush, flanged, raft lower rear E100C6001F (2pc.)

SJ Sportscars is listing these
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby HJ2 » Wed 21.10.2020, 16:49

Top tip!

Will check right away.
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby Saltire » Wed 21.10.2020, 16:53

I was in this situation 2 years ago and, like you, I didn’t want poly. I managed to get all the raft bushes in OEM rubber (all from SJs) but some of the other bushes were no longer available, so I had to accept poly :( Hopefully Simon_P’s group buy will come to fruition and I can replace the poly bushes at a later date (although I have to say I don’t notice the difference on my S2 - but that could just be down to me :lol: )
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby HJ2 » Wed 21.10.2020, 17:00

SJ's handles a rather steep shipping cost, so I asked If they can ship in an envelope to shave a few pennies off

Now only 1 more part to find!!

62 TopHat' Insert TCA Strut to Raft A100C0030H (4pc)
Anyone?!
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby HJ2 » Wed 21.10.2020, 17:02

Saltire wrote:I was in this situation 2 years ago and, like you, I didn’t want poly. I managed to get all the raft bushes in OEM rubber (all from SJs) but some of the other bushes were no longer available, so I had to accept poly :( Hopefully Simon_P’s group buy will come to fruition and I can replace the poly bushes at a later date (although I have to say I don’t notice the difference on my S2 - but that could just be down to me :lol: )


Sounds fair.
No squeeks?

I hate to do a job twice, so I'll spend some more time on hunting down this last rubber as well.
If they are truly unobtanium, then poly it is I'm afraid...
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby HJ2 » Wed 21.10.2020, 17:09

Update from SJ's (that was quick, I like that!)
Sadly:

"Good afternoon,

I do not have them in stock. We are re-manufacturing them, I am expecting them late this year.
My web site has the prices for delivery by post. As you say they are small. The site is programed for this.

Steve"

I asked if they will be poly or not. :(
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby Saltire » Wed 21.10.2020, 20:10

:(

Sorry!
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby HJ2 » Thu 22.10.2020, 09:03

Did anyone notice that parts 61 (front) and 65 (rear) are the same?

Anyway, the parts are unavailable, but I have found 4, so I now need to source 4 extra ones of those as well... :cry:


The parts that I still miss are now:

51 Bush, flanged, raft lower rear E100C6001F (2pc.)
61 Bush, Lower Wishbone E100C6002F (2pc.)
62 TopHat' Insert TCA Strut to Raft A100C0030H (4pc)
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Re: Raft suspension bushing parts wanted!

Postby roy666 » Sun 15.11.2020, 17:12

Hi Hj..how did you get on?.... I've been able to source both : 51 Bush, flanged, raft lower rear E100C6001F (2pc.) & 61 Bush, Lower Wishbone E100C6002F (2pc.)
from SJs... although 61 is obsolete and there's a suggested replacement. I'm sure you already are aware.

I can't find this one though:. 62 TopHat' Insert TCA Strut to Raft A100C0030H (4pc).. where did you get yours from...?? cheers Mike
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