Hmmm… The only thing I've seen on untouched 65-66 cars is that short rubber tube and bracket, and the push-on retainer at the tip.
It almost looks like the door lock knob grommet. If AMK doesn't have one, I'm wondering if someplace like Grainger would have something similar.MIne has the same bushing and it looks just like yours. I have not been able to find a new one though I have not put too much effort into the search. kip
Bronze... of course they're kind of hard to get around corners. Have you checked the plastic bushing bins at your local Ace Hardware?I have looked for that little plastic bushing since 1984 with no results. It is found on the 65 only as far as I have seen, and it wears out and falls off quickly. Have only seen one in my life that was in good shape and it was on a quarter million dollar dollar GT350R. I have always had hope that someone would reproduce that item but thus far that has not happened. If you are successful in locating one I hope that you will share the source.
Thanks for the lead. That's a good site for EOM style bushings, but none are similar to the one I'm looking for.Have you checked out Clips and Fasteners? Nylon Screw Grommets - Plastic Panel Nuts & Automotive Fasteners
I don't have measurement or a drawing, but here are some pics of the one that came off of my car. I put some coins in the pic for scale if it helps anyone. This one is a little worn and needs to be replaced, but it is original and you can still tell what it is supposed to look like (one of the snaps is rubbed through and causes it to stick out, and it's a little wallered out, so the ID isn't round anymore).No,Bart, I have not checked at ACE hardware. Until reading this post I have never seen the entire bushing out of the hinge. Really had no clue as to what the little bushing looked like or how it was retained. It must have been very thin where it passes through the hinge and so it broke easily or wore into quickly. Maybe someone will post the dimensions and perhaps one can be turned from a tough plastic or other material that will stand the test of time. Close up images and measurements would certainly aid in the search for a replacement. Can someone post a drawing of this part with the measurements?