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Anyone ever try this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jonski, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. jonski

    jonski Registered Member

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    I am working on the rusted out tailgate section of my truck. I tore everything apart and found out that I needed to replace the two rear top body mounts (rubbers). After talking to a few guys I know, I came up with using hockey pucks. They are made of something close to polyurethane and cost alot less.

    Anyone else ever try it? Let me know how long they lasted. I have already installed them, so I will post a report again.

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
  2. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I know people have used them for body lifts, not sure how proper that is though
     
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    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    Holy crap another Indiana dude! Where in Hoosierland are you? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    HOCKEY PUCKS RULE!!
    I used them on my 76 and made a 1" body lift. A buck a piece!! I have used them for cheap body mounts. They work fine. BUT they don't have the steel shells that the factory ones do. They will NOT insulate the body from vibrations, But if that don't matter, I say Use them!!
     
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    I have heard that they will split over time and fall out. I guess you could put a big hose clamp around them to reinforce them.
     
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    I guess over time, that could happen. But on the other hand, Most the time when I use them, It's BECAUSE the factory rubber split and fell out anyways!!
     
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    I've split two hockey pucks. One got spit out. That wasn't cool, so I went to urathane.
     
  8. jonski

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    I live in Griffith...it's in the northwest corner.

    Thanks for the information guys. I will see how they hold up and eventually go to poly.
     

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