Update- new plastic trem bar bushings

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Update- new plastic trem bar bushings

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Hey everyone-

Been meaning to post about this- I got my prototype bushings but they need a little tweaking. I expect some new parts in about two weeks.

Feeling really good about them so far- I think they will be much more reliable and functional than the stock molded parts.
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So cool, @billy! 🔥 Congrats!

Count me in on this!
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Re: Update- new plastic trem bar bushings

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You bet, thanks VJ!

Just fyi- the molded part has draft on the ID, so it gets a little smaller where the two core pins in the mold meet. This actually is pretty nice- it gives a good lead in for the bar and can deform slightly at the split line to fit the bar exactly without being too tight.

Unfortunately I didn’t account for that and just made the Id uniform all the way through, as measured from the top of the original.

TLDR- the bar fits but it’s not as snug as it should be.
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For neither the first nor final time do I thank you and everyone who does this thankless R&D work to keep Flys flying.
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Re: Update- new plastic trem bar bushings

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mmmguitar wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 11:20 pm For neither the first nor final time do I thank you and everyone who does this thankless R&D work to keep Flys flying.
Glad it’s appreciated! I am happy to help if I can. FYI My guy had some issues getting black delrin. Also made a small mistake and remade them for me.

I sent one out for feedback from someone I trust. There’s one or two ways to install this version so I’m interested to know his opinion.
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