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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 03, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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I just got my new Detroit Speed and Engineering solid body mount kit for my '69 BB convertible. I'll be replacing the existing GM mounts that are fairly new in a car that is completely assembled. The subframe had the holes repaired prior to installing it about 2 years ago. I put new GM mounts in when the subframe was installed, so it was pretty easy. Any tips from those that have already installed them or other solid mounts on assembled cars?

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Do them one side at a time...I loosened (almost removed) the bolts on one side of the car and made sure the other side's bolts were slightly loose. Then I used a floor jack with a 4x4 and raised the more loosened side of the car under the rocker panel, removed the bolts completely, jacked up a bit more and swapped the mounts. Use a secondary safety support just in case the jack lets go! Put in the bolts and snugged them up by hand. The other side was basically the same procedure. Torque to specs after she's back on the ground. Took all of about 1 hour which included a break to get a cool beverage. The worst part was the radiator support bushings...the bolts are a PITA to get at if you have long arms!


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Scott, Was the car on the ground and you just raised the body or was it up and you raised the body a little higher?

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I left the car on the ground and just raised the body on the affected side, though you could do this operation either way! There really is not much separation needed to remove the bushings. Good Luck!


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