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Old 09-12-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default 52 Rubber Bump Stop

On the top of the frame under the top suspension arm there is a missing rubber bump stop on my 52 Merc. Shocks are new but on occasion the suspension arm will bottom out on the top of the frame making quite a bump. I'm guessing new rubber is available but how big a job is it to install? Hoping it will just press in from the top but thinking possibly the coil spring has to come out to get the job done. Picture of where it is supposed to go.
I see they have it at C&G Ford. https://cgfordparts.com/ufolder/show...s=6&g=57&t=323
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: 52 Rubber Bump Stop

My experience with that type of bumper is to lube it with silicone or rubber lube then twist and push it in the hole to the grove in the bumper. Being a farmer, I'll bet you can get it done.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: 52 Rubber Bump Stop

Just plugs into the hole.
I have always used just soapy water to install.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: 52 Rubber Bump Stop

Thanks for the info and pictures. Sounds like an easy fix once I order the new part.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: 52 Rubber Bump Stop

If it is really stiff rubber, use some heat on it to warm it to 140 degrees F or so. The rubber becomes more pliable at higher temps. Make sure it fits the size of the hole there too. I've done these on my 51 and they weren't too bad to install.
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