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Old 09-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 LTD Body off Frame Resto

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I got a long blade in a sawzall in and cut one...pulled it out, found it was rusted all but maybe 3/16... Took vice grips and piece of pipe, bent the others till they snapped off, royal pain. Russ Owen mentioned he cuts the front of the torque box out to get inside and get a wrench on the busted nuts-but then you have a big ugly hole to weld... Although bet 90 percent of the time, there's rot in there to get after anyways...

If you try the sawzall, keep water handy, the rubber will burn after just a minute, and it took me several blades, and like a half hour to get the bent blade barely in to the area...pain in the butt for sure, many skinned knuckle moments trying to work in those little cutouts.

What really really pissed me off was once they were cut, I lifted the body off and found the mount bottoms were rusted thru to the rubber/washer diameter anyways, here I coulda lifted the body off and fought the darn studs out in the open-DOH!
Thanks for the tip! I am really glad I read this before I tried any further to do anything on that last bolt! My shop was hit by a tornado a couple of months ago and tossed things around pretty good, blew the doors off, ripped the side off, etc, so I have been rebuilding it....Hopefully now I can turn attention back to the car finally. I may just try to lift up on the body a bit to see if I have similar rot as you were describing to see if I can have easy access to cut that bolt off. I'll let you know sir!
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Okay - Did some work on that last set of bolts today and got them out! A little sawzall as ford4v429 suggested (I found it easier just by prying the rotted bushing out and exposing the bolts). I'm going to set up a chain fall tomorrow to my roof trusses and lift the body off the frame and onto the rotisserie that my neighbor provided then finally post some long overdue pics on here!
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:53 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Well, I finally finally finally got the body lifted off the frame today. The frame is pretty solid thank God! I need to do a little work on it where the body mount areas are, but other than that it looks pretty good to go. The body is another story. I'm going to sand blast it, but I know I need to do work on the floor pan, trunk floor, rear valance, quarter panels, etc. Time for the fun part!

I still have to fashion some mounting brackets to attach the body to the rotisserie. This will be my first rotisserie restore. I am looking forward to using it. My neighbor is letting me borrow it so it will be great to make use of.
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Re: 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 LTD Body off Frame Resto

Palposity; what have you used to replace the frame /body mount bolts you cut? Have you source a new set of mount bushings?
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expolice, here you go...

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Re: 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 LTD Body off Frame Resto

i think expolice was referring to the steel inserts... theres a few folks selling that same metro rubber kit, but noone makes new steel inserts... they are like a tubenut with a 2 1/2 inch washer on one end.
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