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So I am currently chopping up the bronco to replace all the rust and decided to replace all the body mounts and hardware. I am buying black polyurethane mounts and just wondering whats the best site to pick everything up at? I seen LMC is probably my best route with the hardware and the options for the bushing are far and wide, so whats the consensus on the best bushing? bronco grave yard is currently out of stock. so looking at prothane or energy suspension? or any other sites?
 

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I'd pull a bolt and see if you can get a Grade 8 from the hardware store. Then just grab Energy Suspension from Summit or Jegs (whoever has a better promo code). I doubt you'll notice any difference between companies. Most people run body mounts forever.
 

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I'd pull a bolt and see if you can get a Grade 8 from the hardware store. Then just grab Energy Suspension from Summit or Jegs (whoever has a better promo code). I doubt you'll notice any difference between companies. Most people run body mounts forever.
Unfortunately none of the bolts will be coming out with ease...all will have to be chopped out for the most part.
 

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Unfortunately none of the bolts will be coming out with ease...all will have to be chopped out for the most part.
If you can find some Kroil I would let that soak down through as best as I could. That stuff works miracles. Much better than PB Blaster. Soak it every day for a week.
 

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If you can find some Kroil I would let that soak down through as best as I could. That stuff works miracles. Much better than PB Blaster. Soak it every day for a week.
Ill start soaking them, though honestly I have no plans on trying to save any of the current hardware, I just ordered new prothane body mounts from summit for $80. I'm kinda doing a half body swap, the rear end of mine is toast and I have a new one to put on. So I am removing then entire body to chop mine in half, replace one fender one one quarter panel and then weld that new rear end on, I will probably end up just cutting all of the stock bolts off and probably have to get new brackets as well
 

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Does anyone know where I can purchase position one body mounts for my 78 bronco? As you can see mine are completely gone. I purchased some frame saver washers from Jeff 's BGY. but the holes in the washers are a lot bigger than they should be.
 

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Does anyone know where I can purchase position one body mounts for my 78 bronco? As you can see mine are completely gone. I purchased some frame saver washers from Jeff 's BGY. but the holes in the washers are a lot bigger than they should be.
I purchased my bushings from summit racing, I ordered them at like 4pm on Thursday and got them yesterday at like 1pm. I know LMC will probably have the mount you need. I'll be buying my hardware from them.
 

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Thank You I tried to order them from LMC back in May They said they are on back order and they have no idea when or if they are ever getting them back in.
 

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Thank You I tried to order them from LMC back in May They said they are on back order and they have no idea when or if they are ever getting them back in.
You know I had to order a new tone ring from bronco grave yard and I got an email a few days after the purchase that said it was on back order. Then a few days later I got it in the mail but no email that said it was shipped or even charged..I was charged...but they just dont do emails I guess. I think pretty much every company is saying they are back ordered right now just to cover their ass on late shipping haha
 

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The body bushings attach the body to the frame
Unlike a suspension bushing where a bit more rigid is good, why would you want to stiffen this connection (ie, not use the stock Buna N rubber ones) ???
Seems like a great way to make that thing creek like crazy when you drive down the road
 
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