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Old 02-03-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
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New body mounts

It hardly seems possible that Iím at this stage of the game but body to frame mounts are on my list for near future purchase.

Has anyone used the Energy Suspension 3.4149G BODY MOUNT BUSHING SET. I like the idea of getting new bolts.

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Old 02-04-2019, 09:41 AM   #2
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Re: New body mounts

yes, i have used the energy suspension set. they fit and work well. I think my only issue was one of the back bolts was a little too long, but I just replaced it with a shorter one.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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Re: New body mounts

I have recently purchased and Installed the body mount kit.

I had some trouble with missing/ wrong hardware. I contacted the manufacturer, and they were very knowledgeable and helpful. The only issue I had was I was unable to order directly from them and the place I originally ordered through was not very helpful and had me just contact the manufacturer, who I could not buy directly through.

The other Issue I had was that the kit does not come with rear mounts, its not that they were forgotten they simply do not come with the rear mounts.
I used measurement from some of the center mounts and got individual part numbers from the manufacturer (again very very helpful) and ordered them to act as rear mounts. I have not yet installed the rear mounts but plan to soon. If they work I will post what mix of bushings and bolts I used.

The only thing I can recommend is ordering the kit from a store that you can directly return the parts to if they are not working. I spent along time having to research individual parts numbers to make my kit work. I think this could all have been avoided if I could have returned the parts to a physical location.

I attempted to return the parts to the outfit I purchased through so that I could just exchange for another kit that was complete so I didn't have to lay out each individual part in order to see what was correct, what was missing, or what parts simply did not belong.

With the exception of the rear mounts and the mismatched parts, once I got the correct stuff, it all worked great, and i highly recommend the kit itself.

If you have anymore questions let I plan on installing the rear this weekend or next and would be happy to help.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:15 PM   #4
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Re: New body mounts

Here is my thread from when I used their kit on my 70 C20. Not sure how different they are. I used the 34107G kit.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=770357

Also, my thread on door aliment afterwards:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=772583
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:09 PM   #5
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I have recently purchased and Installed the body mount kit.

I had some trouble with missing/ wrong hardware. I contacted the manufacturer, and they were very knowledgeable and helpful. The only issue I had was I was unable to order directly from them and the place I originally ordered through was not very helpful and had me just contact the manufacturer, who I could not buy directly through.

The other Issue I had was that the kit does not come with rear mounts, its not that they were forgotten they simply do not come with the rear mounts.
I used measurement from some of the center mounts and got individual part numbers from the manufacturer (again very very helpful) and ordered them to act as rear mounts. I have not yet installed the rear mounts but plan to soon. If they work I will post what mix of bushings and bolts I used.



The only thing I can recommend is ordering the kit from a store that you can directly return the parts to if they are not working. I spent along time having to research individual parts numbers to make my kit work. I think this could all have been avoided if I could have returned the parts to a physical location.

I attempted to return the parts to the outfit I purchased through so that I could just exchange for another kit that was complete so I didn't have to lay out each individual part in order to see what was correct, what was missing, or what parts simply did not belong.

With the exception of the rear mounts and the mismatched parts, once I got the correct stuff, it all worked great, and i highly recommend the kit itself.

If you have anymore questions let I plan on installing the rear this weekend or next and would be happy to help.

Thanks for the detailed reply. I was going to order the set through Amazon as they seem to have the best price. Let me know how the rear mounts work out. I'd like to get the part numbers if they work!

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Old 02-08-2019, 08:05 AM   #6
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Check with Wess at Classic Heartbeat. I think he has a kit with a lifetime? warranty ..
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:12 AM   #7
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Check with Wess at Classic Heartbeat. I think he has a kit with a lifetime? warranty ..
The only kit at Classic with a warranty is the Blazer kit.

On one hand original rubber may have more give and a better ride. On the other hand the poly set has new bolts and a good price. On the other hand (wait thatís three hands!) the poly set may not come with the correct parts.

Iíll have to dig out the body mounts i saved from the 2WD and see what condition the bolts are in. I donít think I saved the mounts from the 4WD truck.

So many decisions.

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Old 02-08-2019, 12:16 PM   #8
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Re: New body mounts

I got my OEM rubber style from Classic Heartbeat. Different than Classic Industries. I have notes on the installation and bolt sizes in the link. As well as the spacers I made.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=698377
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:28 PM   #9
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Re: New body mounts

This might help me make the decision. I can get them through AutoZone online and use the $20 off discount. Makes it cost about 125 before New Jersey tax . https://www.autozone.com/body-suspen...56_253655_5934
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:07 PM   #10
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I got my OEM rubber style from Classic Heartbeat. Different than Classic Industries. I have notes on the installation and bolt sizes in the link. As well as the spacers I made.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=698377
Wow what a great thread! Your write ups are excellent!

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Old 02-09-2019, 12:52 AM   #11
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Re: New body mounts

Thank you for the kind words. I wish all the write ups came out as well as the mount replacement write up did. I have a bad habit of forgetting to document things when the work gets going and the story suffers.
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