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Yup...I used thread locker also....forgot to mention that.   I used the blue thread locker.
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Just a quick pointer if anyone is interested, i bought the crown vic bushings, and replaced as instructed by the very helpful posts in this thread. However while tightening the bolts ive discovered that they are actually a little thinner and i ended up replacing every single one with my old bolts....
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I am awaiting the arrival of my body mount bushings and just have a couple of questions.  The sleeves have to be cut to 1 1/4", is that the sleeve height or total height of the piece?  Also I would like to replace all of the bolts, what size has been used.  I also noticed in the Ford service manual the torque spec on the bolts is 20-30 ft/lbs, will that be enough to draw the bushing down to the proper height?  I was thinking to start there, let the body settle and if need be torque more.  And one last thing, my body is currently at the painters and the frame will not be ready before he is done, has anyone built a body trolley for storage purposes?  I am going to be building one but if someone else has already I would appreciate any suggestions on designs.   thanks  -  dave
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i would check the length of the sleeves on each body maount as you remove them, they may be / i think there are different lengths for different locations



the factory manual may have the info in print


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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

i would check the length of the sleeves on each body maount as you remove them, they may be / i think there are different lengths for different locations



the factory manual may have the info in print


They are all the same length except for the core support.
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Originally posted by 1973gts 1973gts wrote:

 The sleeves have to be cut to 1 1/4", is that the sleeve height or total height of the piece?  Also I would like to replace all of the bolts, what size has been used.  I also noticed in the Ford service manual the torque spec on the bolts is 20-30 ft/lbs, will that be enough to draw the bushing down   thanks  -  dave

If you measure your original bushing sleeve you'll see its 1-1/4. You want the new sleeve to match the old. If you can reuse your old bolts do that. If you need longer just get the same size as original just a little longer. As far as torque, you are only "smashing" a rubber bushing. I'm sure it would take less than 30 lbs even though 30 lbs isn't much, but in any case you can use locktite and just tighten up until they are tight. They will only tighten so far.
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