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Body bushings on a '57 Chevy truck?

A few years ago, I had read somewhere (here?) that adding rubber bushings between body and frame of a '55-'59 Chevy truck really helps comfort and road noise, NVH, the OEM calls it! Someone was even saying that pieces of rubber cut from a tire worked well!
I have a '57 Chevy Suburban, and I am still thinking it could be a good idea, so I have a couple of questions:
Is it really worth it? Does it really help with vibrations, noises...? (I cannot see how it would not help, but...).
Using old tire bits seems a bit rustic, I would rather do it well and use real rubber bushings, anyone knows what size I would need (diameter, height) by any chance; I prefer to have the parts handy before I take my truck apart... I bet I would need new bolts, too.
Is it a horribly difficult job? Anyone has advice, ideas... that would help? I am not taking the body off the frame for a restoration, just lifting it enough to add bushings.
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On something that old, expect to replace all the bolts and have a heck of a time with them. Also, it being a full body Suburban, it will be a lot more mounts than a pickup cab.
Not sure if anything is made for that, but you could cut some pieces out of old industrial belting, like from a gravel pit if you can get a hold of some.
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suburban/panel body mounts are just high durometer rubber square washers 1/4" thick
yours are probably original, first check your mounts and all the bolts
these trucks are very noisy by the method of construction
sound deadener is very limited in the amount of noise transmitted into the cab

look at these from brothers and see if you can find something similar over there



you really need to post a pic of your panel too
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