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Mike S

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How did the factory install the rear differential snubber?
« on: December 01, 2015, 01:30:34 PM »
  I struggled for 20 minutes and still didn't succeed to install the new rubber snubber above the differential. Did the factory use a tool to install it during their fast paced build?
  It is the correct one but the triangular edge compresses too much to get past the opening when pressure is applied. I tried a thin layer of synthetic lube on the edge and various angles but to no avail.

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Re: How did the factory install the rear differential snubber?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 03:07:18 AM »
I have not installed a 67 but can offer the following tips;
Alcohol provides a very slick lube that evaps. (We use isopropyl alch) for making electrical pin insertion in connectors for various systems on subs & carriers (NAVY).
I have a thin Cake icing metal spatula commandeered from the kitchen to sneak behind the triangle section to "PUSH" on the rear axel bumpers on a 68/69 car, which might be a similar insertion type-method. The spatula is not Sharp by any means so damage-cut to the rubber were not a worry or problem.

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Re: How did the factory install the rear differential snubber?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 04:31:14 AM »
There's a material called 'Wire Eze' that is used for slipping electrical wiring thru conduit, and which evaporates fairly quickly...  I've also used 'hand cleaning goop' (any brand) to do the same thing... it's extremely slippery but is easy to clean off (and I think it even 'rejuvenates' rubber parts.. :)
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Re: How did the factory install the rear differential snubber?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 01:44:28 PM »
Did you try some dishwashing liquid?  Soap was used for some of the other rubber bumpers.  Might try to find some "Joy" for authenticity. :)

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Re: How did the factory install the rear differential snubber?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 01:59:09 PM »
Heating the rubber to the point that its almost to hot to handle is your best bet and soap.
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Re: How did the factory install the rear differential snubber?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2015, 11:34:07 PM »
  After reading the suggestions, I tried the dish soap being I already have that in my shop for wet sanding use.  I was able to easily get the snubber in by using Dawn dish washing detergent. I even used Dawn to install the rubber flappers on the rear of the rockers and even they went into the slits with no problems this time.

  Thank you for all the suggestions as I do appreciate it!

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Re: How did the factory install the rear differential snubber?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 06:50:53 PM »
I recall seeing soap soaked foam pads at operations that required installing rubber parts, fwiw.
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