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Transmission Crossmember Bushings


Aaron 13

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I’ve got a ‘89 4x4 Ranger in need of crossmember bushings.
I’ve been to the end of the internet and eBay no bushing no assemblies available all discontinued and out of stock. I found one old (2016) thread that someone found one they are also out of stock.
Does anyone have any? Or a number for a bushing that will fit? I did order one from a guy on eBay (called the parts department) and I got the tracking number but FedEx never got the box when questioned them they just issued a refund and blamed FedEx, showed they had no more then all of the sudden they sold one I bet they are scamming someone.
Any help would be appreciated.
 


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1.5" Front + 4" Rear
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AFAIK, there are 3 ways to handle this. 1-A solid mounted crossmember from a junkyard. 2-Cut and weld the current parts to make whatever you want/can get work. 3-And last but not least, a polyurethane casting kit.

I tried 1 and got the wrong part... Probably gonna try 2 at some point. 3 just seems like too much work. Especially considering later trucks came from the factory with a solid mount.
 

Aaron 13

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AFAIK, there are 3 ways to handle this. 1-A solid mounted crossmember from a junkyard. 2-Cut and weld the current parts to make whatever you want/can get work. 3-And last but not least, a polyurethane casting kit.

I tried 1 and got the wrong part... Probably gonna try 2 at some point. 3 just seems like too much work. Especially considering later trucks came from the factory with a solid mount.
Define “solid mount”? Mine has 2 rubber bushings where it attaches to the frame rail. Is there a newer version that is solid but has the same bolt pattern/spacing?
 

SenorNoob

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Middle Tennessee
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
1.5" Front + 4" Rear
Tire Size
245-70-R16

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