Re: body shock mounts
Posted by Jesse Ybarra on 6/8/2012, 6:50:31, in reply to "Re: body shock mounts"
Anything is possible, even galvanizing. Today you can by cold galvanizing spray can coatings for touching up areas that need to be welded that were previously galvanized. I have used it and it works good. |
: Great suggestions, I have been replacing
: every nut, bolt and washer with grade 8 or
: stainless for the odd ball 1/4 x 20 and
: sheet metal screws. Ive got a collection of
: galvanized, very very heavy duty washers
: that came off of a government pier job we
: did about 15 years ago that have been
: sitting in that jar ever since. they will
: come in real handy for the body mounting.
: Ive been using antisieze on just about every
: bolt, nut and washer, it looks like copper
: or brass suspended in wheel bearing grease.
: Ive been using it for years, some tools and
: my Rail Road jack, Ive had for 20+ years
: still open up and disassemble like the day I
: bought em.
: Have you ever seen a stock frame that is
: galvanized? Im pretty sure that my FC 170
: is gal. No rust, non, period and has the
: telltale gal look about it. the spring
: mounts are not and have surface rust. you
: can see the difference in the finish on the
: thanks for the great suggestions and all you
: do to assist in the FC cause.
: --Previous Message--
: I have found that the M-series trucks came
: with 1" metal spacers and the 1"
: rubber body mount bisquets, The wide track
: and later FCs used these rubber mounts
: without the spacer and the Narrow tracks
: used a thin pad. Most Jeep shops sell the
: stock replacement rubber mounts, but after a
: year they start to crack.
: Because the design of those original rubber
: mounts was for use as one of eight mounts to
: be equally spaced under the wieght of a CJ
: or an Overland Wagon or truck. It is not the
: best body mount to support the wieght of a
: very heavy FC cab with only 4 mounting
: locations. The stock design of an FC is to
: use the pad between the frame and body only,
: in front mounting, and the addition of
: double springs and washers on the rear.
: I suggest that you discard the all threaded
: rod and use real grade 8 bolts and nuts
: If you want that look of the extra inch,
: then I suggest using 1" steel
: aftermarket body spacers.
: Doubling the rubber pads makes for even more
: of a potential problem because it allows
: more side with the already small 3/8"
: bolts allowing movement.
: So here is my solution, a non original non
: conventional way that I set up the front, I
: use hockey pucks or Semi trailer rear bumper
: rubber donuts on FCs. I drill the pucks or
: bumper pads out to have a 7/16" center
: hole, then I use thick steel construction
: washers that have 7/16" holes, and you
: probably already guessed, I use only grade
: eight 7/16" bolts. I use a dab of wheel
: bearing grease on the bolts and body hole.
: The cab body of an FC is very heavy, but
: adding the safety of the people is worth
: more that the cost of good bolts. I had to
: reread that you had 5/16" all thread
: for bolts.
: Jesse Ybarra
: --Previous Message--
: I pulled the bumper and front shroud off the
: 170, quick inspection of brackets, etc.
: Noticed the two front body to frame shock
: mounts were dry rotted and slightly out of
: alignment. The body is not aligned exactly
: over the mounting holes on the frame.
: Any suggestions regarding replacement type,
: style for the shock mounts and bolt
: assembly? The existing front cab mounting
: bumpers are a pairing of two, stacked, black
: donuts, about 3" in diameter by 1"
: thick on each side, raising the cab about 1
: 3/4" off the frame / horn. There is no
: inner sleeve in these donuts and the cab
: mounting bolt seems to be a cut length of
: 5/15 (?)threaded rod... I would like to
: retain the distance the body sits off the
: frame, due in part to the bumper mounting
: bracket location. At present, there is no
: rubber shock on the top side, in the cab. I
: can see the threaded rod end and a bolt,
: thats it. Is there any need for the bolt /
: nut in the cab to have some sort of
: isolation doughnut or??? If someone has a
: set of NOS body mount shock assemblies or
: knows who may have some, I would be
: interested or any other aftermarket
: suggestions or sources.
: thanks! Happy Motoring