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Gibbs

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Wow, Pook, thank you. The Bennett bushings look exactly the same as my suregrip ones at the mo. I haven't set them up on a board yet to see how the turn.
For 30 years I held onto a pair of ACS base plates hoping that one day I could fix them up, one had the thread of the kingpin snapped off inside. This summer I had a tentative look for hangers and found they still make them for quad skates, £7 each, yay! I managed to soak the kingpin remains in oil until it seeped through to the other side, and sort of stop/start drill into it, trying to get the bugger to turn and work its way out, works great. So then came the saga of trying to guess the right size replacement kingpins (I now know it's two and a quarter inch long 3/8" UNC!) I wish I had joined BDS by that point, Just the damn bushings to go. 
For all the years I've skated, I've never given a shit about how my bushings looked, always soft top in the front truck with a marginally harder one on the bottom, soft top on the back truck with a much harder one on the bottom (keeps the turning angle up and is more stable) so I never had a matching set. Get them tightened right and don't ever touch them until they die horribly, or if I had the stress of having to change trucks, I'd just transplant the old bushings and get them turning how I like them again.
I realise I have become a monster in my old age.
Sorry, I forgot to add top-o-the page bitches!

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Pook

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You'll find some if you keep looking. May be worth buying sets of trucks just to get bushings, then selling them on.  I was very lucky I suppose.  I have an old set..  very worn..  rock hardened, but colour ain't TOO bad.  May clean up a bit.  Let me know if you're interested and I'll check if I have the other set as well.  If I do, I'll yake a beter photo and you can decide.   They'll be un-skateable, but I suppose that's not what your'e after, is it.

 

 

Bushes only of course...  the trucks are the ones that I know skate on with the Bennett bushings.

Gibbs

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Cheers Pook, I need very little encouragement to buy more old trucks, good score with the 651 set in the pic, they're in pretty good shape. I'll want a set to use (gently), I have a lead on making some, this maybe a wild goose chase though. Venom do some "pinks" that may have to do until I find some proper ones, these may pass from a distance if you squint and have cataracts[sneaky] 

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LOL.

 

Ok..  if you are actually going to slkate them, then these will be useless to you - they're harder than granite!  LOL

 

The ones above are the trucks I've personally owned for 40 years.  They've been sat in a garage for about 15 years though, and they've not fared too well.  They're back in service now though 😉

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