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Technical Body Mounts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by trifivepreserver, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. trifivepreserver
    Joined: May 14, 2012
    Posts: 24

    trifivepreserver
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    from concord nc

    Can any of you Pontiac enthusiasts tell me if on a 55 Pontiac can the Trifive Chevy convertible mounts be used? The ones used on Pontiacs are square like the 55-57 Chevy convertibles.
     
  2. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,198

    41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    No idea other than some parts work on both. I would think you can make them work or fab up some.
     
  3. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,272

    brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    I think they will work but the kit comes with shims that look like they are made of pressed cardboard (like factory). Installed per instructions but never could keep the door gaps to stay aliened so I replaced the "paper wafers" with home made Aluminum shims. Gaps never moved after that.
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  4. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,215

    mgtstumpy
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    Similarly I've an off beat car ('46 Olds) and bought generic '46 Chevy mounts to use so I'll use generic shims if necessary.
     
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  5. Energy Suspension has generic body mounts, worth a look.
     
  6. kbgreen
    Joined: Jan 12, 2014
    Posts: 337

    kbgreen
    Member

    On "some" GM cars, the hardtop bodies would have rubber material on top of the frame and under the frame so that the frame was sandwiched by the rubber. The convertibles on the other hand had rubber on top of the frame only because the convertible body needed better stiffening. Check you shop manual.
     

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