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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 01, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 69 pace car and the sub frame rubber is squashed flat. I have had the suspension replaced (tie rods and rubber), new shocks and tires. I still have a "body shake" at 38 to 42 miles per hour then it quits. It only shakes at 40 mph. The entire is factory correct and matching (no modifications). I have purchased a GM gromet set and hardware. It looks impossible for me to do. Any suggestions as to where to take it? Body shop or ??
I'm in Southern Mississippississippi. phew!

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 01, 05:54 AM
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Start with the easy stuff first. I'd get the tires balanced on a Hunter GSP 9700 tire balancer. Follow this link to read more about their force balancing and locate one near you: http://www.gsp9700.com/

Their balancing is lightyears beyond the old way and will give you smooth-as-silk cruising!! It's really sweet! If that doesn't take care of the vibration, then I'd look into the subframe bushings and rear end, etc. Good luck!


Edit: another thought: do you still have the convertible shakers in your car? That can cause vibration problems if they're missing.

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