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Offline edcowen

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  • Name: ed cowen
1968 Deville body mounts
« on: June 17, 2018, 03:45:06 PM »
Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have a 1968 Deville I'm working on for a customer. My first Cadillac. The body mount bolts, bushings and captive nuts in the center of the car along the rocker seem to be missing. There are access holes in the frame and corresponding holes in the body. The other mounts are there and it doesn't appear the body has ever been removed from the frame. Are there supposed to be bushings there? Scratching my head.
Thanks,
Ed Cowen

Offline Dave Shepherd

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Re: 1968 Deville body mounts
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 04:14:54 PM »
Not entirely sure, but it is possible there are no mounts there, if is the swme set up on both sides, I would say no.  You need a Fisher body manual as a guide here.  Not a convertible? Btw, welcome to the forum, lotta sharp people here.

Offline edcowen

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  • Name: ed cowen
Re: 1968 Deville body mounts
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 04:38:41 PM »
Thanks, I'm thinking they were never there, at least on this particular car.

Offline DeVille68

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  • Name: Nicolas Hubacher
Re: 1968 Deville body mounts
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 03:10:51 AM »
Here are the details from the shop manual.
Best regards,
Nicolas
1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible (silver pine green)

Offline edcowen

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Re: 1968 Deville body mounts
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 07:16:41 AM »
Thanks, very helpful!

Offline Scot Minesinger

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Re: 1968 Deville body mounts
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 03:42:49 PM »
The middle bushing spanning the wheels along the rocker is a compression only, held in place so it cannot escape, but not compressed by a 7/16" bolt like the other 12 along the frame side rails and rear axle. 

There is a center radiator body mount and one under battery and other side if it were a dual battery car.

The back four rear and the very front three seem to be the ones that go first and create the most rattles.  I wrote an article on how to replace them if interested, let me know.
Fairfax Station, VA  22039 (Washington DC Sub)
1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
1970 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1970 four door Convertible w/Cadillac Warranty

Offline edcowen

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  • Name: ed cowen
Re: 1968 Deville body mounts
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 11:02:32 AM »
No bolts, that would explain the absence of the nuts....maybe they fell out or were removed at some point. Thanks

 

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