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Cheap fix for body bushings

My dually needs body bushing and I cannot afford a new bushing kit right now. Normally I would just wait until I could, but this truck has to be on the road as soon as possible. So, I started digging around to see what I could find. I sent many of these polyurethane bushing home while I was in Iraq. They were getting thrown away and I knew I could use them here. I am not saying this should be a permanent fix, but it does work out well if you are on a budget. I used a collar inside the bushing so they will do their job and not just get crashed. I also used a washer that fit the six sided hole in the body mount then drilled it out to fit the collar. So it all interlocks nicely. The new bushings are a bit taller than the old but not by much and I think they would be the same height as new ones any way. I know using the correct store bought parts is a much better way to go and I intend to do just that once we get back on out feet. But I figured this tip might help some of you out there in case you have a similar problem.

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I know the paint on the frame looks like ***, but without the proper prep tools and materials I am lucky it turned out at least that good. That will get blasted and looking good during stage two of this build later on.
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Looks pretty good from what I can see. Is it possible you could cut the bushing to get it closer to factory specs?

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Not with what I have available to be. They are real close to the stock worn out bushings. I think if I installed new ones out of the box, they would be the same hight.
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I jst got the other side done a little while ago. It turned out nice. If I had a Jeep or a lighter body like that, I would use these for all the body mounts.
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