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I need to replace the bushings in the panhard rod. Can someone recommend an auto machine shop (in the Seattle area) that will press out the old bushings and press in the new? Thanks
 

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Lamorna Garage. Ask for Gord'n. See home page for contact info or use search.
 

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I beg to differ, my presumptuous Aussie friend, but Biggs I would never take my truck to (something you might know if you lived in Seattle) and Gord'n and I go back quite awhile. He does all the work on the truck that I don't do. I'm not sure Lamorna has the particular piece of equipment needed. I think they would sub it out too. Okay Bucko, we do read home pages. I was asking for something requiring a little more nuanced than a flippant remark.
 

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Biggs are top notch, up front and terrific guys to work with. I have worked with them since back when they worked on my Sterling. Of Gord'n does not have the correct equipment jsut ask him who he subs to. He is very open and frank when it comes to what he will and won't do.
 

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I'm glad to hear you had such good luck with Biggs. I wasted a lot of time and money using those guys when they were Land Rover of Bellevue. I would have to take my vehicle back several times to get one thing fixed properly. Gord'n will obviously get a call Monday morning. I was hoping for additional thoughts from this group.
 

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Guys, I appreciate this forum and all the great advice that comes from it, but, please, read my original post. I was asking specifically for a machine shop, not an automotive repair shop. Let me clarify one other thing, I pulled the panhard rod, I have new bushings, I just need someone to press the old out and the new in. I have new bolts and self locking nuts and will put the rod back in myself. Thanks.
 

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I beg to differ, my presumptuous Aussie friend, but Biggs I would never take my truck to (something you might know if you lived in Seattle) and Gord'n and I go back quite awhile. He does all the work on the truck that I don't do. I'm not sure Lamorna has the particular piece of equipment needed. I think they would sub it out too. Okay Bucko, we do read home pages. I was asking for something requiring a little more nuanced than a flippant remark.
Sorry if I offended you but it wasn't just a flippant remark - I did direct you to the relevant page on the main site.

Had you mentioned you knew of Biggs or Gord'n I wouldn't have commented. After all, one would normally go to an LR specialist who has the right tools and a press to do the bushes - at least my local independant does - not to a machine shop who would have to make up the press tools.

Nuanced: 1. a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.
2. a very slight difference or variation in color or tone.

BTW, I'm not Bucko - he was my late son.
 

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Please accept my sincere and heartfelt apology regarding my insensitive use of his name. I have two young boys. I don't wish to out live either of them. Again, I am very sorry. Regarding the truck, let's assume a forum member knows that the CD/DVD draw on the computer is not a cup holder. I don't know if Lamorna has the equipment. They may subcontract it out, in which case Gord'n certainly would be more than happy to share the name. My original thought, and the reason for posting, was most members of this forum seem to be "do-it-yourselfers" and since replacing these bushings is not uncommon I thought someone locally may have used a shop specifically for that purpose. Again, I am sorry for using your son's name that way. Best regards
 
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