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Old 10-16-2004, 03:08 AM
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Body spacer material?

i am wondering if anyone would advise against the use of UHMW plastic as a body spacer between the mount and the body pad/bushing

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I have never heard of using it, what's the prupose? Do you mean instead of the rubber body mounts?


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Old 10-17-2004, 04:32 AM
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The stock bushings/mounts/pads are that rag joint material, real thin too, and awful spendy from the restoration suppliers. hey, i'm not afraid to open my wallet, just not if its on the order of highway robbery

what i am thinking of doing, is using the UHMW as a spacer, sandwiched between two thin layers of live rubber, or neoprene as a substitute for the OEM pads.

my thinking is thus:
more solid mounting surface that traps almost no water next to body/frame

larger surface area for stability...

And above all... 1/4 the price, and custom thickness is easily done considering the extent of the floor repairs i need to get done...
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Old 10-17-2004, 05:24 AM
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You can read what it is here I know in the older cars they used rubber bushings for body mounts sandwiched between to latge washers. This did allow for body roll. After awhile they would compress down. That would be my concern about UHMW unless you knew some other specific applications as to where it is used. After going back and readiing thru some of the applications I really don't think it would be suitable for your needs. I would look for some urethane material with a higher durometer factor.

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