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PostSubject: How do I shape bushings?   Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:51 pm

I purchased some rubber for making bushings. I have a hole punch so I can make them the right circular size with a hole in the middle for the kingpin, but how do get the shape like Chubz and other bushings? I'm assuming they cast them in molds?
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PostSubject: Re: How do I shape bushings?   Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:06 pm

Depends on how you cut them and you can kind of lathe shape them if you have the skill. silent

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PostSubject: Re: How do I shape bushings?   Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:00 pm

I thought about making a lathe with a drill bit and drill, and then using sand paper or a razor blade. I don't think the drill will spin fast enough. I was looking at polymers for molds but that is going to get expensive quick!

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PostSubject: Re: How do I shape bushings?   Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:55 pm

They're either molded or shaped. Personally I'd just take a hole puncher and some silicone, punch out a few rounds, pour myself a nice glass of soda, and call it a day while watching the sun set into the horizon.

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PostSubject: Re: How do I shape bushings?   Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:07 am

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PostSubject: Re: How do I shape bushings?   Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:59 pm

@Roger Rogerson wrote:
Try a leather punch

Like this one: ......

I have one very similar. The cylindrical shape works and all but I would rather have shaped bushings!

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PostSubject: Re: How do I shape bushings?   Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:26 pm

In soviet Russia bushings shape you.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I shape bushings?   Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:01 pm

Make a mold from silicone or something, and pour them that way

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