subframe bushing replacement questions

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by slick78, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. slick78

    slick78 Member

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    Thanks! And thanks for pointing out what I needed to do :)

    Yeah, I will replace that core support when I next break the car down, (heat of the summer), but I want to get back on the road for spring driving...spring is really nice around here.
     
  2. slick78

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    Thanks for the tip! I'll pick some up next time I'm at the auto parts store. I've got some more rusty areas here and there that I need to treat, (or fix/replace if they're bad enough).
     
  3. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    No problem Slick, happy to do it.

    I understand you wanting to get it back on the road. Have fun with it!
     
  4. slick78

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    I'm going to go ahead and replace the radiator core support now after all. I replaced the back bushings and the ones under the firewall, but to replace the ones next to the radiator it looks like it would be just as much work to get them in place with the current crappy radiator support as it would to replace the support at the same time.

    I'm having some trouble finding a new radiator core support though. NPD doesn't have it for my year (78), and I don't see it at fbodywarehouse either. Does anyone know where I can get one?
     
  5. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    IIRC I got mine from Classic Industries.
     
  6. 78LT383

    78LT383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    fbodywarehouse just posted a core support up for sale. Give him a call, PM or email, he'll take care of ya.
     
  7. RICARDO1969

    RICARDO1969 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    try your local craigslist for camaro parts thats how i found my core support 50 bucks
     
  8. slick78

    slick78 Member

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    Thanks a lot for the heads up!

    I called him and ordered it today :)
     
  9. slick78

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    Well, finally got the last of the new bushings in, along with a new radiator support!

    Here's what it looked like before I started:

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    Here's what it looks like now:

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    Another current shot:

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    Have another thread going about the radiator support, some more pics of it are there:

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115098

    Man, what an improvement!
     

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