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Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: jorb] #1247981
Sun Dec 24 2017 09:34 AM
Sun Dec 24 2017 09:34 AM
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Jay Zed  Offline OP
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Originally Posted by jorb

3 and 4 is where the wood blocks are used.


According to this photo, #5 is a flush fit - only a rubber cushion between frame and body. Mine is about 1/2" above the frame at #5. May have to shave my blocks down if it's supposed to be flush.

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Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: Jay Zed] #1247988
Sun Dec 24 2017 01:00 PM
Sun Dec 24 2017 01:00 PM
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marzach  Offline
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Justin, Texas
** All of the wood blocks were 1 5/8" when removed from my orig. untouched 53 Suburban. **

Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: marzach] #1248119
Mon Dec 25 2017 07:44 AM
Mon Dec 25 2017 07:44 AM
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Jay Zed  Offline OP
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Originally Posted by marzach
** All of the wood blocks were 1 5/8" when removed from my orig. untouched 53 Suburban. **


Thanks once again. The repro blocks all seem to be 2" or more. That could explain why my body is sitting a little higher above the frame.

I spent today fabricating replacement body mounts and marking their positions on the frame for final welding after I take the body off the frame. This isn't a restoration so I had no qualms about not using original mounts. I'll add some photos when I get them done.

Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: Jay Zed] #1250749
Sat Jan 13 2018 10:22 AM
Sat Jan 13 2018 10:22 AM
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Jay Zed  Offline OP
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Okay, got body mounts fabricated - thanks everyone!


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Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: Jay Zed] #1250780
Sat Jan 13 2018 03:47 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 03:47 PM
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yellosub54  Offline
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sonora, ca
Nice work. Very nice vertical welding. I'll call next time I need non-horizontal welding done!


"I always win." Working mainly alone I do not let my trucks win a war. Maybe a battle here and there but never the war.

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Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: Jay Zed] #1250798
Sat Jan 13 2018 05:48 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 05:48 PM
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jorb  Offline
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Wis
Originally Posted by Jay Zed
Okay, got body mounts fabricated - thanks everyone!
Could you post a picture of the entire frame, just to see what frame you have.
And to see where the bracket is on the frame, that is in the picture..
There seems to be a cross member and a running board bracket on the frame,
that would not be on a Suburban frame or may be in a different location..
Picture

Is the bracket in the above picture, on the passenger side of the frame, taken from the front side of the bracket looking towards the rear ?
1954 3100 panel truck body mounts diagram
If it is that would be: Passenger side Body mount #2 Correct?

Where did you get the brackets?


1954 Chevrolet 3105 Deluxe Panel Truck
w/Factory HYDRA-MATIC

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Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: Jay Zed] #1250828
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:25 PM
Sat Jan 13 2018 09:25 PM
MNSmith  Offline
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Looks like he made the brackets out of rectangular tubing.

Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: Jay Zed] #1250845
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:55 AM
Sun Jan 14 2018 12:55 AM
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bowtietim  Offline
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Kansas
Yes it does , he done a really nice job fabricating and welding them in place.

Tim


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Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: Jay Zed] #1262503
Sat Apr 14 2018 06:02 AM
Sat Apr 14 2018 06:02 AM
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hemiry  Offline
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british columbia, canada
Is there any information to say what the underside of floor to top of frame should be? If purchased blocks are 2 inch and original blocks are 1 5/8”. there must be a measurement from frame to floor the factory used. It is not in my reproduction factory manual. Any info out there ??

Re: Suburban body mounting [Re: hemiry] #1262635
Sun Apr 15 2018 06:15 PM
Sun Apr 15 2018 06:15 PM
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miraclepieco  Offline
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USA
The 1-5/8" blocks are correct. If you mount your cab at the cowl and at the rear mounts (neither ones require blocks) with only the rubber pads inserted, the rest of the body should be at proper height. Then cut blocks and insert in the middle mounts.



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