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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 01, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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A previous owner welded the frame mounts instead of bolting them! I'm looking for a shop that can cut them out so I can bolt in new ones. How do you think they will do this - cut or torch?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 01, 09:25 AM
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Get out the face shield and the grinder. You don't want to use a tourch to cut them out. If you grind carefully you should be able to remove them and not be able to tell the difference. With a 4" grinder and a die grinder (with a cutoff wheel) it shouldn't be all that hard to remove them. In the worse case you could cut them as close as possible and then grind the rest flush. Things like that make you wonder why some people even work on cars. I'm sure there are other ways but this is the approach I would take.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 24th, 01, 08:42 PM
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I ran solid mounts and my frame mount bolts would keep vibrating loose!
Nylock nuts would not do the job, I had to double nut the bolts to make them stay in.

I'd do the grinder method.
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davidpozzi- when you have a problem like that you might want to try and use a castlated nut or drill a hole through the nut and bolt a put a wire through it.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 01, 12:26 PM
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Had the same problem on my '69 when I swapped the small block mounts for big block mounts. I did the grinder method and it worked fine...just be sure and wear goggles to protect your eyes.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 01, 12:58 PM
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The castle nuts are a good idea. I didn't want to try that as I was working with the engine on the car and it was pretty hard to get a hand up in there.
I'll probably do the castle nuts now that it's apart.
The left side is the main one to give trouble.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 01, 06:45 AM
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I Just used a little thread lock and a lock washer and have had no problems with my solid mounted spacers.
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