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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 10:38 PM

Not metal ones, but rubber!  Similar to what a truck doc has for truck to bump as it pulls in, yet much smaller.  About 2 x 4" and maybe 2.5 to 3" tall from surface it mounts on. And, place for bolts thru them, or tabs to mount. I'm going to mount them down on flat metal and have a tubular metal swing down and rest on them. Went to Menards, tried my ACE, a rural king farm store and nothing like that there. Haven't looked at Mcmaster Carr site yet, but will. I was hoping sliding bard doors had those as a stopper when opened, but guess not, least not at the stores I was in. Anyone know of similar peice and or where to look?  Maybe a Boat place would have something like that for dock bumpers?? No marina's around me tho to look.



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Posted June 28, 2014 - 11:37 PM

how about cutting up some old truck tires

 

sometimes you can find pieces of truck tire along the road


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 11:57 PM

I was thinking truck mudflaps.  Cut to whatever size you need and laminate them into the thickness you need.   There are no steel belts in there like tires and they cut easier.   Since you are bolting through them they'd stay together.   ???

And like Lyall says you can find them along the road too.   :worshippy1:

 

Rubber mudflaps - not plastic ones......


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 12:31 AM

How about the rubber snubbers they use for the suspension on the truck springs?


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 05:29 AM

I've seen small rubber bumpers at surplus places. Boat dock bumpers maybe? They are cheap and come in small sizes like you are needing. A surplus center or a marine supply place is where I would try. Truck bed matt could be cut up and used or maybe even a dense anti fatigue matt. 



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:14 AM

Does your city use rubber snowplow wear blades? They are 2" thick and then you can cut and drill to fit. The rubber conveyor belts used in quarries. Usually they will give you some for nothing. It is about 3/4" thick. I hope one of the ideas everyone has posted helps. :thumbs:  :smilewink: 

 

 

 

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:40 AM

If you have any coal mines in your area,do you know any coal miners? If so see if they can get you some scrap pieces of the conveyer belts they use in the mines around here the stuff is not hard to come by.


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:31 AM

When you're checking around, look at fasten all.
I'm usually surprised with what they can get and how fast.

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:40 AM

When you're checking around, look at fasten all.
I'm usually surprised with what they can get and how fast.

And how expensive.

 

PS:  Had some bad dealings with them a time or two and I am not much of a forgiver.  Last one was quoted $260 some for a 55 gallon barrel of Simple Green and it came in over $500.


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 07:58 AM

And how expensive.
 
PS:  Had some bad dealings with them a time or two and I am not much of a forgiver.  Last one was quoted $260 some for a 55 gallon barrel of Simple Green and it came in over $500.


Oh, man. That's bad.
Did you squawk? I sure would've.
I've never had an issue with them up here. Only used them a few times, but always pleasant.
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Posted June 29, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Oh, man. That's bad.
Did you squawk? I sure would've.
I've never had an issue with them up here. Only used them a few times, but always pleasant.

Didn't mean to hi-jack the thread but it all depends on your local salesman.  Mine was a village idiot without a village.

 

 

In an answer to the query; maybe a trip to a local auto scrap yard would be in order.  As DougT said many vehicles had travel stops that might meet your needs.


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Yeah! truck spring bump pads!!  Never thought of those, and might be findable new or used. No boat places near me, but thinking that might be a place to look too.  I don't really care to build up something from layers of belt or other items, cause of look. Going on my Golf Cart and want at least somewhat presentable. Gonna try some parts stores or dealers now for truck bumpers, thanks!



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 12:41 PM

If you're going for looks search Ebay for bump stops,you'll find alot of different styles and several different colors to choose from as well.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=6030&_from=R40


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 01:05 PM

Yep bump stops would be your best bet. I would imagine they would last forever on a golf cart.



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Pigsitter, wow!  Lots of stuff out there, just wish local to buy!  That Energy Suspension  name has lots like I want. Gonna try some Jeep and Camaro ones in local store, They needed car year and info to look anything up, of course!  I like some of the RED ones, my cart is MM yellow and Red and would go good with it. Probly just get black tho in local stores. Thanks for the link and idea.


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