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Cab mount replacement
#1221512 Thu Jun 15 2017 07:03 PM
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Hello, am new to the site but not new to vintage vehicles, good to be here for the valuable info.

I was wanting to replace cab mounts on my 54 3100 and wondered how to support the cab while doing this without crushing any body panels.

Thanks

Re: Cab mount replacement
posey #1221515 Thu Jun 15 2017 07:39 PM
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The cab is supported by five rubber mounts. You can lift the cab with a hoist and replace them, or get some friends to help you remove it and set it on the floor. If you use a hoist, make sure you put something between the chains and the metal.


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Re: Cab mount replacement
posey #1221540 Fri Jun 16 2017 12:17 AM
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If you do one at a time, you can use a long pry bar to lift up a corner at a time and place a spacer between the cab floor and the frame or front cab support to give you room to put in the new rubber mount pieces. You won't hurt a thing.

Re: Cab mount replacement
52Carl #1221588 Fri Jun 16 2017 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the help

Re: Cab mount replacement
posey #1221764 Sat Jun 17 2017 11:11 PM
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Or like Carl said if you do them one at a time, use a hydraulic bottle jack with a piece of 2x4 or the like to spread out the weight and take pressure off when you unbolt the shackles on the rear and for when you unbolt the fronts

Re: Cab mount replacement
posey #1221802 Sun Jun 18 2017 12:06 PM
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If the corners are lifted one at a time, can the metal be replaced at the time if necessary?

Re: Cab mount replacement
Stove #1221853 Sun Jun 18 2017 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Stove
If the corners are lifted one at a time, can the metal be replaced at the time if necessary?

The front cab mount supports can be replaced one side at a time that way.

Re: Cab mount replacement
posey #1221856 Sun Jun 18 2017 09:40 PM
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I do not like to do one corner at a time, unless I can "settle"/set/support the cab such that I know nothing can be twisted (as might happen from lifting one side higher than the other).


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Re: Cab mount replacement
posey #1221983 Mon Jun 19 2017 11:07 PM
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Welcome to the club, Posey! And thanks for asking that question, because my '51 has started squeaking on the front left recently, and I think I'm looking at the same job. And thanks for the answers, guys!

Re: Cab mount replacement
posey #1221989 Tue Jun 20 2017 12:16 AM
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If a cab is so far gone that lifting one corner 1/4" higher than normal to replace a mount would compromise the integrity of the entire cab, then it would indeed not be a good idea to do so. If the cab is that bad, it would be a better choice to look for another cab entirely.
If you loosen both front cab bolts, the rear cab mounts design (either dual shackles, or center pivot mount) will allow a relatively large amount of lifting of the front mounts without torquing the cab at all.
Carl


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