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i hate rust...

Post by antysmithers » Wed May 14, 2008 5:36 pm

pulled out the back seat, what a surprise! now I know why they had the vent window siliconed shut...
do they make panels for this part?
is this a common place for it to rust out?
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big #### hole...

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Re: i hate rust...

Post by TURNA » Wed May 14, 2008 7:12 pm

Suxxx

looks like you lost the number 4 body mount
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Post by antysmithers » Wed May 21, 2008 5:01 pm

lucky me, i was scouting around the junkyard and found a 4 door, pulled up the back seat, it was spotless underneath. Now im gonna have to find a way to run a sawzall up there. cut and weld that motha in... \:D/

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Post by 79izfine » Sun May 25, 2008 5:57 am

if thats the only area i envy you i have an 81 i lifted the carpet to weld in bucket seat mounts and discovered the floor sides at the rocker pinch welds have 3ft sections missing on both sides and the same panel your relacing is shot on mine to i think every panel from front to rear needs attention i found a 2 door cutlass and cut the rear half of it i used a cordless sawzawl and 2 batteries and several trips a really good way is to bring a small gas generator good luck
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Post by antysmithers » Mon May 26, 2008 8:31 pm

thats the only hole, i ts got a real small spot where the floor meets the firewall, but i can fix it with sheetmetal. I think im gonna bring a generator withe mt to cout out he floor section, ill have to borrow one from dad haha.Thanks for the tip!

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Post by antysmithers » Wed May 28, 2008 5:06 pm

started cutting it out today. lugged the heavy generator up the hill cut for about 15 minutes and the generator quit charging :x . ill have to try again another day. it should be fun gettin that body mount off :lol:

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Post by lt1 kenobi » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:02 pm

Where is the number 4 body mount in the above pic.. I had rust in the same spot on both sides that bad and want to make sure my body mounts are ok.

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Post by 79izfine » Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:34 am

kenobi look under the car in the rear seat area theres a brace that runs side to side i believe thats where the body mounts are
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Post by Doober » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:11 pm

Been there, done that :lol:
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That was in the '80 I sold many years ago. Kickin' myself because it had a 455/TH400, solid dash, and a gauge cluster. Oh yeah, did I mention I sold it for $200??? :x
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Re: i hate rust...

Post by lt1 kenobi » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:15 pm

Can somebody point out in those pictures where the actual frame to body mount is?

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Post by antysmithers » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:16 pm

jesus im glad mine aint that bad!

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Post by Doober » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:19 am

Yeah, that's why I sold it.

Kenobi, if you look at this one
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and follow where the small triangular brace runs (from the control arm crossmember to the frame rail), it's about 15-18" forward of that intersection.

This is the frame of my '78 the day I picked it up, it should help give a better idea too
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Re: i hate rust...

Post by crd89stang » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:41 pm

rot yes but look at that black dash

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Post by Doober » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:05 am

crd89stang wrote:rot yes but look at that black dash


Yup yup yup... that was before I knew what I had (it was actually a dark gray) #-o I didn't check to see if it by chance had an 8.5" either (doubtful). The dash was absolutely perfect, still soft even! The dash alone was worth the $ it was sold for :(
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Post by 79izfine » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:08 pm

it sux when you dont know what you have then sell it i had a factory bellhousing and clutch fork sold it to a member for $50.00 now i wished i kept it at least it went to a member and i was smart enough to keep the pedals and linkage taking those to the grave . kenobi if you want come on over and do my floors lol thanks
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