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    Posted: 13-October-2010 at 5:17PM



Edited by lynchster - 08-June-2016 at 4:05PM
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great work, i want to take off the frame too, hope i will do a work as nice as you're doing
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I finally got the trunk floor finished and if all goes well the body goes back on the frame in the 2-3 weeks. I almost forgot to paint the bottom of the front body mounts.
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Beautiful, man.
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Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

Beautiful, man.
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Originally posted by mule323 mule323 wrote:

Originally posted by unlovedford unlovedford wrote:

Beautiful, man.
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I appreciate the complements guys.  
The frame is finally back on all fours (whew), and I got the new body mounts situated on the frame. I knew I held onto that spare axle housing for a reason.
Looks like tomorrow I'll take the brakeline kit over to the garage so I can run the main fuel and brake lines (the wife is going to love getting that box out of the house). Paint the rear cross brace and it's go time. I could probably rush it for next weekend but after four years I think I might take the extra week to dot the I's and cross the T's.
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Very impressive. You're doing the right thing. No need to rush it now.
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looking good and your smart not to rush and try and make the show cause that leaves not time for trial and errors and checking and testing everything out is important
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Now we're getting somewhere.


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progress, progress Smile
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4 years, 24 days and a boat load of interruptions later and she is finally off the pylons. I feel like I just lost twenty pounds. Shame I had to use the spare rear.
 
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Impressive!  Time well spent, I say!!!
Been working on mine 3 years this Thanksgiving, so I know how you feel!  
Nice job!!!
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I just now hit the 6 month month myself
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-October-2011 at 2:12AM
Ha! Mine has been parked since the mid-80's awaiting me to fix it back up. Your project is flying by, LOL.
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I had decided 4 years ago to order a set of 68-72 Chevelle bushings from Year One before I even tore the body off. I decided on rubber vs polyurethane strictly for ride consideration.
This is what you get in the box. The six in the middle are what you need. The diameter of the four on the left is too small. The size and diameter of the four on the right matches the body mounts but are unfinished.      
Would have been nice if these were finished as the others were. As luck would have it I had no drill bit large enough. However......
 
A sleeve from one of the original bushings and a vice can get you started in the right direction. The rubber gives quite a bit so I had to do a bit of trimming with a razor knife set. Very hazardous, I almost got myself once. There was a reason behind using the original sleeve.
 
The lack of a taper helped to punch a hole through the four mounts I wanted to use. I also took note that the sleeve for the Year one mount is shorter so I took some depth measurements. Basically I jambed a piece of stick welding wire in the holes where the bolts go through. Turns out there is more than enough room. The only place it might be tight is at the trunk area but I'm figuring to have at least 3/8" clearance. I should know if I'm right this weekend.
 
They look better in person. I don't usually use the phone camera but I left the real one at home.     


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NICE!

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I was a bit concerned about metal to metal contact so I hit Home Depot and found some 2" neoprene washers to sit on top the body mount sleeves. Tomorrow I should have it bolted down until the next restoration. lol  
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Decided to burn an early week of vacation this year and get some cold weather progress started. So far I just managed to spend money on parts for the rear brakes and other odds and ends to get the real rear back under it.  
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I. Feel ya. Two inches of snow today and I was under a car pulling a starter.
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