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#556825 - 04/14/08 03:02 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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Good to know for if I ever get to this stage - I believe we have 1" and 1.5" GreenLee punches at work \:\)


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#577208 - 06/14/08 09:52 PM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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looks great........


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#583615 - 07/04/08 12:31 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: POWEREDbyCHEVY]  
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you can grab the cheep hole knock pout punch at Hrabor freight for 15 bucks... I had to do pretty much 7 mount location they came ok. The two large mount holes were diffrent sizes. what girt did you use to knock down the welds grinding wheel or 2 inch abrasive disk?.. I did take pictures of mine some day i will put them up with the rest of them ..

#643319 - 01/30/09 12:29 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: irkk1]  
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I did pretty much the same repair but found a local bolt company that sold a washer with a 1.5" ID about a 2.25 OD and the washer was $1.25 instead of having to purchase the tools to cut the hole.


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#655804 - 03/04/09 06:43 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: mymonte-ss]  
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can you re post those images? i would like to see your work and what the body mounts looked before and after you fixed them...



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#655891 - 03/04/09 03:46 PM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: ryzman]  
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what was the size of the washers used? O.D.

#701618 - 07/09/09 01:07 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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im tryin to put some 29.5 x 10.5 slicks under my monte and was wondering how i can notch the frame to get that tire under there without too much work

#727721 - 10/01/09 01:47 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: bbc86monte]  
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Great looking repair, good job. The only question I got is how did you locate the washer so that it will match the body?

#754561 - 01/07/10 06:13 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: DSMonteSS]  
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Originally Posted By: DSMonteSS
Great looking repair, good job. The only question I got is how did you locate the washer so that it will match the body?


x2

I am about to do this and want to make sure the hole is in the right place. Also where can I buy one of those green lee punch's?


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#791993 - 05/07/10 09:47 PM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: Onebadbowtie86]  
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Jason, hold onto something secure, then check Ebay laugh
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#801577 - 06/11/10 01:34 PM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: rons87mcss]  
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#849481 - 01/25/11 01:39 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: DSMonteSS]  
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Originally Posted By: DSMonteSS
Great looking repair, good job. The only question I got is how did you locate the washer so that it will match the body?

X2 I've been wondering the same thing. And I am planning to do some repair of the rear 3ft of my Camino frame

#849521 - 01/25/11 04:40 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: nawlins-tim]  
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For this you need the correct ID on the washer. I went to a Catapillar Tractor dealer where they have very large, very hard washers. After looking through their parts stock they found washers for me. Not cheap - $5 or so apiece. Cut a hole that was the OD size of the washer and welded it in.




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#849522 - 01/25/11 04:43 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: MattsMonte]  
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#858967 - 03/08/11 10:37 PM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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I'm going to do this same project this weekend it looks from the picture that you used a 1 1/6 knockout for the mount hole is this correct because if so I will take the washers I have to work and punch out the centers with a hydralic greenlee k.o. set we have. Disregard this I went back and read the whole post and got my answer really nice work. I gotta stop beung so damn lazy

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#972585 - 05/23/13 04:42 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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Both Gbodyparts and Kirban who sell repair washers state that besides welding the washers in, you can also just slide the washers in under a new bushing. While welding is probably the better way to go, just sliding them in saves the hassle of lifting the body off the frame completely which is a big job to tackle for most of us. Though it probably also depends on how bad the frame rot is too, if the rot is really bad you may have no choice but to weld.

As for the cause of this kind of rot, it's a design flaw of the OEM bushings that causes such rust damage. The OEM bushings have a metal insert molded into them. This metal insert seems to rust out before even the rubber starts to rot. I have seen OEM bushings that became hollow after the metal insets inside them had completely rusted away. Now when these bushing inserts rust out, they create rust dust that becomes trapped between the bushings and the frame, causing frame rust. So these stupid inserts molded into the stock bushings is the #1 reason they fall apart and causing frame rot. Aftermarket poly bushings seem to be sold poly, no metal inserts molded into them that can rot the frame, a better than OEM design. After discovering, it is probably a good idea for every G body car to have their body mounts replaced with poly or other non OEM bushing types.


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#973153 - 05/29/13 07:01 AM Re: STICKY: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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Kirban Performance sells pre-made repair washers ready to install, 1 for $6 or 2 for $10. Despite being a site for Buicks, the washers will work on any G body.


http://www.kirbanperformance.com/product...29+%237309.html


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#988555 - 11/22/13 03:44 AM Re: STICKY: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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hey guys, im getting ready to do somw work on mine, and when i get this far, i was also wondering how you properly locate the center of the welded in washer to make sure it is in the right location? PLEASE HELP!!!!

#1021429 - 03/23/15 03:29 PM Re: STICKY: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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Hello all,

I like many in this thread are wondering how everyone successfully located the hole for the bushing.

I prefer to not guess because some of the holes are oblong and deformed. This all seems a little more crucial to me being Im going to try solid aluminum bushings with SC&C rubber isolator kit.

#1050163 - 04/20/17 02:26 AM Re: Frame repair. How I Did it [Re: tmos87]  
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great thread im getting ready to do mine this upcoming winter

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