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post #1 of 33 Old 01-27-2018, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Plastic washer /bushing for slider bolt- front seat

Anyone know where to get this plastic little washer/spacer/buahing?? that goes on the bolt to the OEM slider? It is part of the roller on the slider. It is causing play in the seat...rocks back and forth slightly now that I put new seats in. Looks like part of it is broken and also worn out, tolerance is out.

Hoping someone has a Part # . If no luck might have to 3D print one up

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 33 Old 01-27-2018, 07:16 AM
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Anyone know where to get this plastic little washer/spacer/buahing?? that goes on the bolt to the OEM slider? It is part of the roller on the slider. It is causing play in the seat...rocks back and forth slightly now that I put new seats in. Looks like part of it is broken and also worn out, tolerance is out.

Hoping someone has a Part # . If no luck might have to 3D print one up

Thanks in advance.
It is called a flange bearing. There are many styles and materials. You will need to get accurate measurements of what you need and try places like McMaster Carr-

https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-s...rings/=1bb53pt
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McMaster would be a good place to start. They have everything. There was a thread over on WF a few years ago where someone replaced theirs with a bit from ACE hardware. Required careful cutting IIRC as they had to make it a flange.

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Here is the thread I remembered--no part numbers but gives you an idea what to look for, I have no idea how long something like that would hold up as I imagine it would take a beating from the seat (not sure if material is the same as what you can find on OEM or McMaster).

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/tj...ng-200256.html
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Read something somewhere that someone took a plastic cutting board, used a hole saw to cut the right outside diameter, drilled the inside hole to spec, then ground a flange into it to make a new one. Fastened it on with a bolt and nut...... Seemed simple enough
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Thanks for the great info everyone! I posted elsewhere and everyone keeps telling me to 3d print the roller. I don't need the Roller , the bottom bolt head acts as the roller against the upper plastic roller. The upper usually wears and some have used a 3D printed roller to replace...

I will look for a Flange bearing...cheers

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It is called a flange bearing. There are many styles and materials. You will need to get accurate measurements of what you need and try places like McMaster Carr-

https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-s...rings/=1bb53pt
Thanks Mr Blaine.

Is Mcmaster Carr a USA store? Do they have storefronts? Doesn't seem like up here we have them.

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Thanks Mr Blaine.

Is Mcmaster Carr a USA store? Do they have storefronts? Doesn't seem like up here we have them.

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They do have some physical warehouses where you can pick up but it's mostly mail order. If you need a shipping quote before you buy you'll need to call or else you place the order, once it ships they charge you the actual amount, and then you pay.

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They seem to be also known as shoulder washers. Can't find any up here today. May go across the line and see if any hardware stores have any

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In the aviation field we called those hat bushings... gives you something else to look for.

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You can buy these at lowe's in varying sizes. You could get one that is the right OD/ID and cut it to length.
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I have the opposite issue. The plastic bearing disintegrated on mine, only its the one on top, with the captive pin. Obviously its there to keep the seat tensioned and from squeaking. Driving me nuts
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JeffBowser, I used a tire valve stem to repair mine. Just cut the large bottom part off and pry it on with a screwdriver.
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JeffBowser, I used a tire valve stem to repair mine. Just cut the large bottom part off and pry it on with a screwdriver.
Interesting. I'll give that a try, thanks.
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I did it to both seats. I'm not the first to do it though. I got the idea off one of these forums.
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You can buy these at lowe's in varying sizes. You could get one that is the right OD/ID and cut it to length.
What are they called @ Lowes? I have looked everywhere lol.

Any help in the right direction will help @wvjeepguy81 .

I have resorted to looking for junked TJs and taking them out of the seats...waiting on a fellow jeeper to show me the condition of the ones out of his.

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