N10 - Steering Rubber Coupler Replacement

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  1. nnywg

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    Hi guys, really well in to a N10 restoration project. If you're interested it's #TetanusTruck on instagram.

    Right now I'm working on completing everything from the chassis down to a fairly good standard. One thing I know is borked is the rubber coupler that goes between the steering box and the column. RockAuto has no replacements for any Toyota of that vintage. Ebay has some for N20s that also fit first gen Celica.

    Does anyone know what parts are interchangeable here? It's really a matter of getting the same spline count for the connections. I bet it's a common part, but common to what?
     
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    TRUCK ACTION Grand Toyotaholic

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    This is a reinforced rubber disk, there are through bolts & it
    s main function is to act as a damper or insulator.
    I plan on making one for my 88 Extra Cab, tough I see no damage on mine, is 30 years old!
    I have some 1/4 to 3/8'' sheet rubber that is reinforced, will remove the stock one for the pattern.
     
  3. nnywg

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    Yeah I've also considered just making a new rubber piece or even casting a polyurethane ring. Where do you buy reinforced rubber? Thought it might just be easier to spend $20-30 on a new one if it could be figured out.
     
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    I replaced this part on my 75 with the eBay unit. I think I remember a pair of sleeves or bushes passing through the rubber.
     
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    Part is not available, small rubber sheets Ive gotten at OSH hardware
    Goggle it there are many suppliers, also McMaster-Carr
     
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    Yeah looks like I can get the material local. McMaster-Carr is one of those places that won't ship to Canada. :shrug:
     

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