made my own lca ferrule washers

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made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby craigrev » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:31 pm

Spent 3 hours making my own Lower Control Arm Ferrule Washers. I used 5/8" steel washers (actually measures 11/16" bulk from the farm store). I then used 1/2" EMT conduit for the part that goes into the bushing (had to machine the OD to 11/16" with fine stone bench grinder). I chamfered the ID of the washer to accept weld and then ground flat. I think these are going to work very well. :D ImageImage[ImageImageImage
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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby hammerdown7 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:34 am

Nice work!

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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:25 am

Very nice indeed, I made a couple in a similar manner. Hope they won't be too thick. You know, these ferrules are available new......
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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby craigrev » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:59 am

I will try installing them today. They are a little thicker (about .020) but my mounting pockets got stretched a little while removing stuck bolts so I don't think it will be an issue. I scoured the Web looking for these ferrules with no success. I was under the impression that these washers were a custom made item. A dealer in KY showed 4 in inventory but could not find them when I called to buy them. :rolleyes:
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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby monzaaddict » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:02 pm

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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby hammerdown7 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:09 am

monzaaddict wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/chevrolet-vega-monza-1971-1980-front-lower-control-arm-bushing-end-caps-/252227197927?hash=item3ab9e99be7:g:nrYAAOSw-vlVh4~x&vxp=mtr


I think those are from Dave's Vega Village.

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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby dindin » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:41 am

hammerdown7 wrote:
monzaaddict wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/chevrolet-vega-monza-1971-1980-front-lower-control-arm-bushing-end-caps-/252227197927?hash=item3ab9e99be7:g:nrYAAOSw-vlVh4~x&vxp=mtr


I think those are from Dave's Vega Village.

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Yes I got some of those from Dave, notice how he put the little ridges on the flat surface rather than just a flat washer.. I don't remember why he said it was needed.

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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby craigrev » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:35 pm

Those look just like the original! I don't know how I didn't come across those in my search. :bang: oh well.
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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby hammerdown7 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:42 pm

Dave hasn't done much on eBay and has only had a minimal web site info. I think others have listed some of his parts on this board that they have purchased.

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Re: made my own lca ferrule washers

Postby Jammin » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:45 pm

I just got a set of 8 from Dave Vega Village. Just call him
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