Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

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Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

by RobFairbrother » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:47 pm

Hello All.
Newbie here.
I'm currently undertaking the task of returning a 1996 V6 to the road (it hasn't seen it for over 10 years).
I picked this car up a couple of months ago and have been acquiring the parts to get things done.

Today I removed the rear Cross Member to get it off to be powder coated (whilst its off I will be treating the underside of the car to some tic).

Anyway my question is - there seems to be a wobbly rubber mount that joins a smaller bar to the main cross member. Is this part still available (so far google hasn't helped me)
If so is it a Vauxhall only part?
Part circled in photo (not my photo I hasten to add)
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Thank you for your guidance.

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Re: Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

by STEVA » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:29 pm

Hello Rob

That's My pic lol

Not sure if you can buy the mount new I can check with my local dealer on monday

someone might have a good second hand one

You could even fill the mount with sikaflex or tiger seal to make it more rigid


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Re: Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

by RobFairbrother » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:43 pm

I have found it on German EBay
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Silentblock-Hint ... 1479860530 have found it on German Bay

A bit pricey though oooof. €120 + €35 postage

I will see what my local vauxhall dealership can do
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Re: Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

by RobFairbrother » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:23 pm

I have just sent a message to SupaFlex bushes (they are based 10 mins from my house) to see if they would make a polyurethane replacement.
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Re: Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

by STEVA » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:10 am

Sounds good let me know how you get on I could be interested

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Re: Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

by vec 160 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:16 pm

If it happens, i would be interested as well,


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Re: Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

by RobFairbrother » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:23 pm

So the local company are not responding to me.
I have sent a message to StrongFlex as they already make a full compliment of Calibra bushes to see if they can make this one too.

In the meantime these have arrived. Just waiting on getting the cross member back from the powder coaters then the reassembly begins.
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Re: Rear Cross Member - Big Bush

by RobFairbrother » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:30 pm

Ok so I have contacted 3 different companies about this bush and all have said they are not currently looking to make one.
Bugger!!!!

So I have had to resort to TigerSeal. I have squeezed a lot in there.
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