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Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

(OP)
Hey all,
I've been on a hunt for this part for the past several work days.  For the life of me I can't recall what this is called in order to make a useful search.  When I worked in the transportation industry, there were these flanged tubes that would be inserted in vehicle doorways to prevent wear on cables (now they might use springs).  The flange had 2-3 holes used for attachment to B or C pillars.  It basically serves as a grommet, but has a lose fit around whatever is being passed through it's center.  These were probably polyethylene or polypropylene, something very inexpensive.

Flange ~1.5"-3" diameter
Length ~2"-3" long
Tube~ .5"-1" diameter

If someone can rattle my brain (or provide a source), I'd be most appreciative.

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RE: Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

Whenever I know a part exists, but can't think of the specific name, I go to mcmaster.com. Since they sell almost everything imaginable, if it exists then that is where you can find it.

RE: Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

C'mon Mad!  A picture (sketch) would be worth about a million google image hits here...;)

RE: Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

Try "standard cord grips" or "strain relief" at McMaster-Carr.  They don't look exactly like your picture, but seem to serve the purpose.  Also "grommet".

RE: Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

I would call it a flanged plastic bushing. Perhaps adding the word "protective" would differentiate it from a bearing bushing.

RE: Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

(OP)
I've been to Grainger, McMaster, Heyco, Digikey, etc.  I'm almost ready to cut a 3/4" tube into 1" lengths and call it a day.

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RE: Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

(OP)
Thanks for the link asimpson!  I can use Skiffy Series 312 Insulation Sleeves, that last one on the list will fit my application.  

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RE: Looking for cheap, flanged, plastic sleeve

MadM:
Look at www.caplugs.com,, then look at their SB, UB or OCB Series bushings.  Also look at their FBH Series bolt hole plugs, they have longer bodies for a given dia., but you would have to punch the closed end out to use it the way you want.
 

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