The drivers side headlight door sags a little on my 1991 corvette. I
found that the teeny rod bushings that connects the motor to the "hinge"
are worn out. Anyone know where I can find them? Would this be a
dealer item? Or do they make a "complete" bushing kit for the whole
headlight and motor assembly. Thanks
You are talking about the 3 Delrin bushings which is not what the
original poster is talking about. The connecting linkages seat inside
a bushing... that's what he is talking about. I have never seen those
Thanks for the answer X--Eliminator,
You are correct in what you said below. The original replyer to my
question was probably talking about the bushings inside the motor. I
need the ones you were talking about. The dealership said that I would
have to buy the whole "headlight/motor housing". $159.00. Thanks is
just too much. The other things is that my dad and I own a 1937
southbend lathe that we are dying to try out... hehe... but I don't
know if I want to make the bushing out of nylon or brass. I am thinking
brass. I am also going to check the site you told me about. Thanks.
Use Delrin, less moisture absorption, no big thing but helps and it cuts
better than nylon. Use a very small, sharp cutting bit and light cuts, in
other words keep the heat down. There is a blue million bushings out there,
some are diagonally split to fit odd sizes, try a Boston Gear, McMasters
Carr, or MSC catalog and/or online.
Good luck finding those... I have never seen them sold anywhere. You
might have to get them used from a Corvette recycler. I get all my
used parts from vette2vette.com. The dealership probably doesn't sell
those bushings individually.
======================================================On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 22:27:16 GMT, Frank Kruse
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