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Old 05-05-2007, 02:30 PM
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hello. its time for me to put some new body mount bushings on my 68 chevelle. i had a article awhile back on how to with a jack and 2x4 but lost it. can anyone help? thanks. i cant take the body off the frame completly. i'd also like to por the frame

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take all the body bolts out. then, on the "opposite" side of where you will be working, install a few a couple of turns in. this will keep the body from shifting.
find a solid area of the body where you can jack, use the wood to keep the jack from rolling a seem and to help distribute the weight. then jack the body just enough to get the old out and the new in.

to POR. put wood next to where the mounts go, to raise the body all around. some longer body bolts would be a good idea = to keep the body from shifting. POR, move the wood over, POR that spot. new mounts, then finished.

your only going to be raising the body a couple of inches. but still look to see if anything will hang up from raising it.
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thanks for the response. thats even better than the instructions that i found online..thanks again...smokey
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your welcome.

one more thing. somehow (you have to figue that out) put some alignment markings, so the body sets back down in the same place (i could shift my body around a little). this is assuming that it was aligned in the first place.
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thanks..i get lifting the body on one side, but how many loose bolts should i run on the other side? think a few is enough to keep the body from shifting?
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2 would be fine. even just 1 "well placed" would work. but don't take a chance, use at least 2.
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