View Full Version : Body mount bushing
12-10-2007, 04:09 PM
Im am in the process of putting a body lift on and the body mount bushing are spinning instead of the bolt coming out can some one please help me it would be appricated
12-10-2007, 05:12 PM
penetrating oil and time, then use something to hold the bushing and take it out.
or cut it off.
12-10-2007, 06:13 PM
if i cut it were would i cut it , if i was to un bolt it what would i use to hold it
12-12-2007, 07:05 AM
shouldnt you be able to put a wrench on the bottom of the body mount??? thats how the body mounts are on my trucks (70's though)
have you taken a pipe wrench to it yet? that usually holds anything and if it dont then its time for the torch...
12-12-2007, 01:19 PM
Unfortunately the design of the mounts doesn't lend itself to easy diassembly if there is any possibility for corrosion. All of the mounts have a bolt that comes in from the top (for the cab mounts, I don't remember on the core support mount, it may be from the bottom), through an upper retainer, through an upper rubber donut, through the frame mount, through the lower rubber donut, and through the lower retainer that has a nut welded on it. The problem is there is a slip joint where the upper and lower retainers meet and on mine I could not beat the retainers hard enough, or pry them apart, to get at this joint. Another issue is the bolts tend to rust inside the retainers on the core support.
I ended up cutting off the rubber donuts, then cutting the retainers. I am still going to try to save the retainers (I cut the upper retainers and so the lowers are intact, with a part of the uppers still rusted to them). The good part is that LMC sells all new hardware and retainers. The bad part is the retainers alone are around $12 each. 12 of them are around $144. And you probably still need bolts and donuts.
You can try to cut off the upper part and try to save the lower retainer it will depend on your patience. Would save you $72 if it worked through.
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