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aluminum body bushings...

Who would you recommend just the body to frame or both upper and lower ?

and.....Why ??????


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Re: aluminum body bushings...

I used Moroso bushings, look the same as CE.
However, I used the rubber bushings for the rad support to protect the rad from vibration, but I don't think they are needed if the brackets are soldered onto the tanks really good.
Just the upper bushing all you need.
Use antiseize on the bolt threads.

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Re: aluminum body bushings...

I did the rubber replacements about 12 years ago and they look cracked already

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Re: aluminum body bushings...

I used both the upper and lower portions of the solid aluminum (Global West) bushings in all 3 positions on the front frame.

" Why ??????? " - - - Just because they were designed to be used that way. I've been running those for 3 years now and I have no regrets.

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Doug - I have the Speed Tech bushings on my car - nice pieces.

These look even better, only because it looks like they center the bolt in the bushing better. About the same price. http://www.detroitspeed.com/1967-196...-bdy-mnts.html


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Re: aluminum body bushings...

they do look nice.....looks like they'll go on the Christmas list

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Re: aluminum body bushings...

If the mount holes are in perfect shape (1.5" dia.) then just the upper type like the CE's should be fine. That's what I installed and I drive it like I stole it and they're right where I put 'em.
I did however use much larger diameter bolts, and larger washers.

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If the mount holes are in perfect shape (1.5" dia.) then just the upper type like the CE's should be fine. That's what I installed and I drive it like I stole it and they're right where I put 'em.
I did however use much larger diameter bolts, and larger washers.
Did you replace the caged nuts?

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Re: aluminum body bushings...

Had to. I think the bolts I used are 5/8". I didn't have any concerns about it because a couple of the cages were bent back from the previous owner.

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If the mount holes are in perfect shape (1.5" dia.) then just the upper type like the CE's should be fine. That's what I installed and I drive it like I stole it and they're right where I put 'em.
I did however use much larger diameter bolts, and larger washers.
I did both upper and lower, I went with GW's and to be honest, with the coil over front, and rear GW Cat 5's the ride isn't harsh like I thought it would be. The car is a pleasure to drive, predictable, and yes I drive mine like I stole it also. A friend of mine went all stock on his rebuild, and used poly on the control arms (GW upper and lower control arms on mine), and we both agree my car rides much nicer and smoother.

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Re: aluminum body bushings...

I used the Fesler mounts. My rubber ones were completely rotten, and so were the holes in the subframe. I had new mounting plates welded in, and replaced the bushing with the solid aluminum and it really tightened everything up.

I would use upper and lower.



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Those Feslers look trick !
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Re: aluminum body bushings...

i used the CE mounts in my Nova, mostly because they were the cheapest ones i could find. i used them in all positions. i put about 20,000 miles on that car in the 3 years after adding those bushings until i traded it away, and never ever regretted it.

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