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Body mount bushings-what do you use?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55chieftain, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. 55chieftain
    Joined: May 29, 2007
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    Is there a cheaper alternative to body mount kits. Just please don't say hockey pucks. I was looking at some of the nylon blocks for like a truck lift, I can get those in 1" . Is there a supplier that sell just the bushings, I already have the bolts I need.
     
  2. ol'chevy
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    Use body mount bushings. Call Steele Rubber, they probably have them.
     
  3. JEM
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  4. Mr48chev
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    When I put my 51 Merc coupe body over on the stretched 75 Monte Carlo frame I used the motor mount biscuits for Tri 5 Chev cars and pickups. Inexpensive and easy to get.
     
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  5. 52 csb
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    Hi 55chieftan, i used 1/2" conveyor belt,cut out by radio chassis cutter to 2", then used a 1/2" hole punch for center. Put a 1/2' SS nut there so it wouldn"t totally collapse. Ran a 3/8 bolt through . There was a washer on top and bottom... Good Luck jim:D
     
  6. yardgoat
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    I like conveyor belt also,real cheep i bought a 9/16 in thick x34in widex6 ft long for $1.00,stuffs heavyer than you think for size.
    On the other hand...if i had good factory or close ones id use them.......YG
     
  7. 55chieftain
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  8. You don't want to use a steel sleeve because it will become the frame/body contact point and the pad will just be along for the ride.
    You should use a self locking nut on the thru bolt so tension can be firm but not over tightened.
     
  9. bryan6902
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    I have all the old ones from my 57, they're in okay shape, usable. Pay for the shipping and I'll send them your way, PM me if interested.
     
  10. falconsprint63
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    that's exactly what I used, I was able to trim them to exact fit (I had to shiim the frontup a few inches so they werent' necessarily standard lenghts as you go back. worked well and have been in place a decade with no problems.

    QUOTE=55chieftain;5151111]Is there a cheaper alternative to body mount kits. Just please don't say hockey pucks. I was looking at some of the nylon blocks for like a truck lift, I can get those in 1" . Is there a supplier that sell just the bushings, I already have the bolts I need.[/QUOTE]
     
  11. Master of None
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    I've used a section of semi truck rubber mudflaps. They were nice thick rubber ones, used them between the wooden blocks on my brothers truck bed on his 48 Chevy.
     
  12. humpie
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    I bought some motor mounts from napa(BK-602-1045)they are 2"round,1" thick with hole for 3/8" bolt.Worked for me:)
     
  13. koolkemp
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    I used the hard rollers that you put on a boat trailer , so the boat can be rolled on/off supercheap , you can cut em with a handsaw or use the mitre saw any width you want and they already have a 1/2" hole in the middle, with all the grade 8 hardware included it cost me about $30. to build all the mounts to put my 47 Ford body on the frame.

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  14. I would use body mounts if available at all. I would not want to go to all the trouble to do a body off build and end up having to do it over because I cheaped out on an important part.Not saying you are cheap,as sometimes you have to fabricate,but if they repop them,I would buy new ones.
     
  15. I went to my local "rubber supplies" and the guy punched them out of 1" sheet rubber, or could have been neoprene. Cost about a buck each (Repo Caddy were about 15 bucks each!)
     
  16. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    Hockey pucks do work pretty well. :)
     
  17. 55chieftain
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    Huh? My factory mounts had a metal sleeve in them.

     
  18. 55chieftain
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    Thanks, mine are reusable as well, but I would like to replace them. I'm not spending $250 for a body mount kit.

     
  19. bryan6902
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  20. pauls fords
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    Bought a good used tire with lots of tread left $20 cut it up with a sawzall and drilled whatever size hole needed, had plenty left over to double them up or not-or to make them over if the size wasn't right, its steel belted so it wouldn't come apart, worked perfect. If you have a tire already, well you just saved the $20.
     
  21. AAFD
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  22. Thank you for this great info and link....just what I have been searching for!

     
  23. fordor41
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    I needed some mounts and were not available. I bought 2 part castable urethane from Mcmaster-Carr and made molds from plaster of paris. Been on my car for 15 yrs
     

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