This picture is of the driver side torsion bushing held in place by a large nut and washer as part of the rear suspension of a Gillig chassis. The bushing is the darker component behind the big washer.
A small piece of the rim of the rubber bushing fell to the ground the other day.
In this picture you can see some deterioration of the bushing edge. The bushing fills the cavity behind the nut and washer.
How critical a deal is losing a small part of the bushing from the sandwich?
Has anyone had to have these bushings replaced?