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Username Post: Rubber Body Mounts        (Topic#357981)
palo 
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09-08-19 06:38 PM - Post#2775095    

I want to know if putting the rubber body mounts is something i should do at home garage ,or do i have to hire someone to do it.
and whats the technique i should use installing these rubber mounts.
Thanks



 


swbatt 
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09-08-19 06:57 PM - Post#2775098    
    In response to palo

My nephew did his 55 in the garage over a weekend. He said he did one side at a time, replaced the one side and left hardware loose. Did second side and installed hardware completely before tightening anything. He had good luck with an impact driver to remove with and did not have any broken hardware. Rust was minimal on his. You may want to use some penetrating oil of some type if you have corrosion. I need to do the same thing to my car, so let us know how yours goes. Junior



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palo 
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09-09-19 07:33 PM - Post#2775205    
    In response to swbatt

Do i need to jack the body with a floor jack to lift the body off the frame just a little bit.
thanks for tips.



 
FiftiesMan 
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09-11-19 09:54 AM - Post#2775343    
    In response to palo

palo,

You can use a floor jack to lift the body but if the car is sitting with the suspension loaded (vehicle sitting with the wheels on the ground) then you might not get enough height from the jack for the body to clear the frame. Doing one side at a time (like swbatt's nephew did) could be successful for you. Just remember to record how many shim's (if any) are at each body mount and reinstall those when you replace the rubber mounts. Of course, doing the mounts one at a time helps to keep track.



 
palo 
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09-11-19 02:45 PM - Post#2775355    
    In response to FiftiesMan

Okay sounds good Thanks.



 
Bad56Sedan 
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09-11-19 05:33 PM - Post#2775362    
    In response to palo

As usual there has to be a version of this job that is not quite so easy or takes longer than you think.
I took the time to glass bead the original washers, shims and the spacer things and dipped them in POR15, since the rubber bushing looked good I reused them, mistake. I replaced a few of the original bolts, I was lucky they all came out in one piece but the shank part on a few were in sad shape.
Then when I had finished I decided I should have replaced the rubber bushings, so I ordered them and redid the job a few weeks later.

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Edited by Bad56Sedan on 09-11-19 05:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
palo 
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09-12-19 07:38 PM - Post#2775431    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Thank you.
i got the rubber mounts and bolt set ,they look different than i thought.
i will try in about a week.i'll have to do a few at a time cause the garage is shared with another car ,so i have to pull one car out put the other in the center of garage, then before dark put them all back in garage for safe keeping.



 
4dr 57 
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10-29-19 06:10 AM - Post#2779023    
    In response to palo


My experience of actually replacing the body mounts

- New body mounts are not compressed and seem to raise everything up so that the small rectangular hood hinge to body 'clip" will no longer engage the with the fender.



 


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