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Author Topic:   metric body mounting
rfb320
Member
posted January 17, 2003 12:53 PM
can the body sit right down on the frame without the rubber bushings in there? and if so then how do you mount the body down?


doubletrouble
Member
posted January 17, 2003 03:50 PM
We removed the body bushings and replaced them with a long bolt and washers,using a impack we SUCKED them babies down tight.Be careful not to use to tall of bolts like I did,I SUCKED them babies down so hard it poked through the floor pan.Removeing these bushings make the car alot more rigad!


pistolpete31
Member
posted January 17, 2003 05:53 PM
try using hookey pucks they work great.


redneck racing
Member
posted January 18, 2003 09:20 AM
Hockey pucks,thats a great idea weve always made a round metal biscut to use. The hockey pucks would be lighter and also cheaper than poly body mounts. Thanks Eddie


racer17j
Member
posted January 18, 2003 09:24 AM
all we use to hold our bodies down is out fuel cell and battery box thats bolted to the x in the rear frame horns i've taken some good shots this year and didn't budge at all i like to live by the old saying built low to the ground for speed lol


SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted January 19, 2003 12:13 AM
If you want the body as far to the rear as possible then use a 1 1/2" spacer between the body and the frame. Spacers are 1 1/2" square tubing avout 4 or 5 " long. I always weld the body to the chassis for stiffness. If the body is welded directly to the frame it will shift forward about 3/4" of its original location.

Torch holes in the body over the frame, about 1" x 3". Weld through these holes to either the spacer or to the frame. Of course the spacer should be welded when the body is lifted up. SLEEPY

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted January 19, 2003 12:15 AM
If you want the body as far to the rear as possible then use a 1 1/2" spacer between the body and the frame. Spacers are 1 1/2" square tubing avout 4 or 5 " long. I always weld the body to the chassis for stiffness. If the body is welded directly to the frame it will shift forward about 3/4" of its original location.

Torch holes in the body over the frame, about 1" x 3". Weld through these holes to either the spacer or to the frame. Of course the spacer should be welded when the body is lifted up. SLEEPY

rfb320
Member
posted January 19, 2003 01:06 PM
hey sleepy are you saying that you dont bolt the body down at all? you just weld the spacers to the frame and then weld the body to the spacers?


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