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Old 07-17-2009, 06:21 PM
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Changing Body mounts

I just recently dropped my rebuilt 350 and turbo 350 transmission in my 1971 camaro, With a new front end. I am wondering if it is a fairly easy job to change the body mount bushings with the engine an tranny in the vehicle. I know it would be easier without the engine and tranny in it but can anyone give me any tips with the engine and tranny already in. I appreciate your help

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It make's no different if the motor is in or out.Jack up the car,Block the car so you can get under it safely..Undo the body mount's on one side of the car,Jack up the body on that side.(It don't take much)..Replace them one at a time don't tighten any of the bolts,Until you have them all in, on that side,And you have all the bolts in on that side.Let the body down on that side.Then tighten all them bolts.In move on to the other side..This is one easy way to do it...
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That's how I did my '72 Nova (motor in). I only did the rear four, since they had mostly been replaced by air, but the front pair were OK. I hosed the old bolts down with used motor oil about a week beforehand, and they came out fairly easily. I used a 4x4 under the rocker panel to spread the load when jacking up the body. Felt like a whole 'nother car after it was done.
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After reading a mag article (car craft I think) I bought the set of body mounts and did it myself on my '80 Camaro, never done anything like this before, It wasnt that hard, I just followed the instructions that came with the mounts. Do what NEW INTERIORS says, I did that too, take your time, I did mine in 1 an a 1/2 hours
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