|Forum topic by MrUnix||posted 07-03-2014 07:28 PM||977 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
07-03-2014 07:28 PM
Makita says they are discontinued and no longer available.. the usual aftermarket parts suppliers (ereplacementparts, toolpartsdirect, mmtoolparts, etc..) can’t get them either and don’t have any in stock according to all the responses I’ve received from them. When they were available, they ware like a $5 part.
So now I’m looking for an “outside the box” solution. I’ve tried a couple of auto parts stores looking at those shock absorber dust boots and the like.. all are too small (in diameter), even the ‘large’ ones for off-road shocks. The various bellows manufacturers don’t seem to have a standard size that is even close, although I must admit that I haven’t exhaustively searched all of their catalogs yet. Hoping that someone out there might have some insight as to where I could pick up a set of these things at a reasonable price. So far, I’ve found a couple of companies that will make them for me, but would cost a small fortune and they all have a minimum order quanity that would leave me with a box load of these things.
The dimensions don’t need to be exact.. just close enough to work:
Any ideas? I am at the mercy of the brain trust :)
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