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Re: F41 and aftermarket bracing diagrams (pics added)

Post by tinkertoy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:44 pm

just got done putting body back on and had a hard time finding the correct bolts.finnally found them a grainger supply for 10.$ for grade 8 bolt if i remember correctly they are m10/150x80. could be wrong on lenght.they were alot cheaper than napa at 2.15$ apiece . just tought i would toss in my 2cents.

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Post by Doober » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:51 pm

I got a box of grade 8 bolts from http://www.midstatesbolt.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (they're local to me) when I went to get my Malibu, but I wasn't able to bolt everything back together like I'd hoped.
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Post by shotgun » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:36 am

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Post by 79loserbluebu » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:44 pm

For the GN bushing, is there just one on the driver side or is there one on both sides? Also, what's the purpose of the dummy bushing?

For a street car, would poly be ok? Does the aftermarket bushing kits come with new grade 8 bolts?

And also, what's the best way to prevent snapping a bolt? :-s Seems to me if you hit it just right with the impact it will bust that cage nut, like on newer seat bolts.

I think I'd like to do it Shotgun's way, and set it up on jackstands with a 4x4 behind the front wheels and in front of the rears, and wheel the frame out and coat it with something.
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Re: F41 and aftermarket bracing diagrams (pics added)

Post by 1980mailbuwagon » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:21 pm

when I have to remove body mounts this is what I do.Because I live in a high RUST area I always do extra steps so I don't have to deal with broken bolts.. I used a hole saw and cut a small hole on top of each body mount. Make the hole big enough that you can get your torch and mig welder in. heat the bolt up before you start hitting it with an impact or by hand. I will usually do a couple of small extra tact welds around the nut. after i will sand blast in there and re paint the surface black, or under coat. depending on the car! once you are done you install a black rubber cap and then your body mounts are always service-able. I have also made large square opening and made inserts out of steel. Hopes this helps someone.
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Post by elcaminoss84 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:56 pm

heres one picture some of my f41 braces on my el camino-Image

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Post by 1980PontiacWagon » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:57 pm

elcaminoss84...what car came with the braces that go from the firewall to the core support?
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Post by abigda » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:40 pm

Some 78-80 Monte Carlos from what I've heard
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Re: F41 and aftermarket bracing diagrams (pics added)

Post by elcaminoss84 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:47 am

the braces that go firewall to core support are off of a 79-80 monte carlo .

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Post by mobileaudio25 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:44 pm

I would really like to get my hands on a set of those bars... What do they bolt to on the firewall or do they bolt to the plate above it?

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Post by Doober » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:08 pm

Oh I see you spotted he bars I mentioned.... I think they bolt to the cowl, the area the hood seal sits on.

A little trick... get some tubing, cut t to length, and squish the ends flat in a vice. Drill appropriate holes & grind the ends similar to he original bars (somewhat round) and there's your bars :)
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Re: F41 and aftermarket bracing diagrams (pics added)

Post by MISFITmalibu63 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:17 pm

what cars had the braces that go from the core support to the fender?? i'v never seen those before
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Post by Doober » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:56 pm

I haven't either, I think maybe Monte Carlos? I think I'll just make my own.
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Re: F41 and aftermarket bracing diagrams (pics added)

Post by LS6 Tommy » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:05 pm

IIRC, lots of Olds 4 doors had the core cupport to fender braces & the "GP" brace between the front frame rails. That's where I got mine.

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Re: F41 and aftermarket bracing diagrams (pics added)

Post by 78_Elky » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:56 pm

I've seen those top braces on some buicks as well. I never liked all the braces through the hood because they seemed to be in the way of everything...I've seen them and never grabbed a pair. But I like Doobers idea of making them. They aren't that sturdy (Seen some bent in the yards) so a pipe would be fine I'd think. I did grab the cross member to frame braces through that was a nice addition for $5.
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