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ShipFixer



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:04 pm    Post subject: Body mounts - stuck? Reply with quote

Anyone have a secret decoder ring for the body mounts? I just loosened all ten (dropped the bolts about an inch out of each) and...nothing. I tried to jack the body off the frame and the frame rises with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As pictures on the internet only tell so much...

For anyone who’s done this, when you jack the body up off of the top of the mounts, there’s nothing more connecting them to the body than the top surface of the mount right? There’s the one or two that have helper bolts which are also loosened but that’s all I see.

I’m thinking of using the jack to just get the weight off the mounts, take the bottom off of the mounts that can be separated, and twisting the metal crush sleeve free of whatever rust and whatnot has them bonded to the body with a set of really big vise grip pliers. Then lift the body the rest of the way, if I can get some or most of them then the ones I can’t twist free should have a lot more force applied and maybe break free on their own.

Makes sense right?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShipFixer wrote:
As pictures on the internet only tell so much...

For anyone who’s done this, when you jack the body up off of the top of the mounts, there’s nothing more connecting them to the body than the top surface of the mount right? There’s the one or two that have helper bolts which are also loosened but that’s all I see.

I’m thinking of using the jack to just get the weight off the mounts, take the bottom off of the mounts that can be separated, and twisting the metal crush sleeve free of whatever rust and whatnot has them bonded to the body with a set of really big vise grip pliers. Then lift the body the rest of the way, if I can get some or most of them then the ones I can’t twist free should have a lot more force applied and maybe break free on their own.

Makes sense right?

how about some penetrant, heat (heat gun), and a gentle "rap, rap, rap" with an air hammer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea - I tried a small sledge hammer but no penetrant or heat gun the other day. Can only do so much in my apartment garage (not even an outlet in the garage, sadly), but if the pliers don’t work I could get an air hammer over on base nearby in the auto hobby shop.
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