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Body bushings question

Has anyone here installed new body bushings and noticed the hole is about
twice the size of the bolt that goes through it into the body? What gives here. There seems to be
way too much slop for this to be correct.
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Re: Body bushings question

The "slop" is there to give room to align the subframe to the body

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I replaced one lower with a new part because the first part deformed out from under the washer. Both were GM parts. The first part was all rubber. The second had steel reinforcement. Did the originals have the steel?

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yeah, the originals had the steel washer built in.

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Re: Body bushings question

For 1967 to early 1969 model year the lower body cushion was the same front and rear. Early 1969 the front stayed the same and the rears changed. What changed? Do only the rears have the embeded washer. The washer goes against the body, correct?

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Re: Body bushings question

When I changed all of mine, they were all wood. Yes, some joker put wood doughnuts in there.

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When I changed all of mine, they were all wood. Yes, some joker put wood doughnuts in there.
Thanks for the help!

I guess the guy wanted solid bushings.

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These are my originals that I replaced last summer with aluminum. My car is a May build. The rears are the larger set.

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Re: Body bushings question

Fred, do the ones that have the 4802 part number have molded in washers or are they all rubber?

Does anyone sell the original looking grade 8 bolts and washers? AMK bolts aren't right.

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They all have the metal sleeves/washers (from the factory).

I think the OER bushing set is the one Ive used on a few cars in the past, and they have the AIM-corresponding PNs on them so you know where they all go.

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RAD, I know the top cushions have metal sleeves and washers, but I am thinking the lower front cushions don't have a washer molded in. The AIM calls the front and rears different part numbers. I bought Chevrolet part number 3914802 and they are all rubber. That part is baffling.

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RAD, I know the top cushions have metal sleeves and washers, but I am thinking the lower front cushions don't have a washer molded in. The AIM calls the front and rears different part numbers. I bought Chevrolet part number 3914802 and they are all rubber. That part is baffling.
Lower cushions did not have the washer molded in. My car has never had them changed and I have had the lowers off to take out the trans crossmember. The uppers still have masking? tape around them from the Norwood Plant. FWIW.

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Fred, do the ones that have the 4802 part number have molded in washers or are they all rubber?

Does anyone sell the original looking grade 8 bolts and washers? AMK bolts aren't right.
Gary, one of my original bolts is to the right in this picture. It's coned at the tip for one reason: assembly line power tool speed wrench installation. You don't need it.

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Fred, do the rubber cushions with the 3914802 number molded in have metal washers molded into them?

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The small lower cushions do not have metal.

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