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Body Mount Bushing Needed At Toeboard Positions?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by rusty72cj5, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Oct 28, 2018
    rusty72cj5

    rusty72cj5 New Member

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    I've looked at several pictures on line and can't figure out for sure if there are rubber mounts between the toe boards and the large frame supports in the front. I'm talking about the first mounting positions for the tub on either side right below the firewall. Do these get bushings too? There are small risers as a part of the hat channel welded to the triangles which would seem to lift the tub up already but it seems that it would be metal to metal if I don't install some rubber there. Hate to start a new post for this but looked and couldn't find an answer. Any help would be appreciated. I didn't get to see how my tub was originally. These were completely rusted out.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2019
    Jeda8

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    Hello, did you ever get a answer or fix on this question? I just bought a 72 and both these are rusted out. Do you know where to find new ones or how to fix them? Thanks.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2019
    Iandavidh

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    I believe so. If you have pictures of the area in question on your jeep that would be easier to narrow down the answer
     
  4. Jan 21, 2019
    rusty72cj5

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    Jeda8, I ended up fabricating my own hat channels and triangular toeboards. I finally found a picture that showed me there are flat rubber pads instead of full rubber mounts at these locations as well. Google 1972 cj5 and you will find pics of a red and white cj5 from Alaska that says Denali State Park on it. Lot's of good detail photos to show you how things were originally set up.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    dane71

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    The pictures from that jeep are gonna be useful when I redo my exhaust back to factory. I remember when it was for sale, lots of character and cool gear, whoever bought it is lucky!
     
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    Iandavidh

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    There is a video up on Youtube that was a rad jeep.
     
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  7. Jan 23, 2019
    TIm E

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    I believe the OP is talking about these pictured below. If you look close, you can see some kind of staples in there. I believe Timgr once said there may have been wood inside them for support and some kind of reinforced rubber pad underneath between the support and the frame.

     
  8. Jan 23, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    Here is the way I did mine. Regular body bushing and a piece of conveyor belt, (tire rubber would work) for the other support.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jan 23, 2019
    dane71

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    IMG_2017111.jpg Man that is interesting. Last fall when I was having my hat channels replaced 2 of those bracket things were included and I couldn't figure out what they were for. Guess my 74 was setup a little differently, I'm presuming this is still factory as all the other mounts were.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2019
    Jeda8

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    7D901B60-8ED3-47B5-B7AF-2C6DC1EFBEB0.jpeg 15FC19C4-4E4C-4FD5-B17C-DFFBCC0E4095.jpeg Here’s the area I’m talking about. Not sure what they are called.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    dane71 This is what my 73 looked like before and after I refurbished it. I tried it without the belt , but it put the other body mounts out of alignment, fenders also, when I tightened the mount bolts. With the belt in place, everything stayed where it should.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    Jeda8, This is the same area. You are showing a top view of the toe board support and dane71 and me posted pics of the bottom of the same support. I can get a top view pic.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2019
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  14. Feb 22, 2019
    fesser

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    Does anyone know if any manufacturer sells the stock body mounting kit? The picture Dane 71 posted looks like what is in the factory manual (big bushings for the forwardmost mounting areas).

    Quadratec, Omix/Ada and apparently others sell a kit with two different thickness rubber discs that really don't seem to match the factory bushings.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2019
    Chilly

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    You can buy an entire log of rubber body mount rubber, then cut off the lengths you need. I have "Prothane" brand mounts but there will always be a couple of locations that require a puck thickness not included in the kits.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2019
    sterlclan

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    Cut it with a band saw or if you like the smell of frying tires use the chop saw.
     

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