C3 Vette Registry - The Best Resource on the Net for C3 Vettes! C3 Vette
Forums -> C3 Body
Not Logged In! Login or Register!  Users Online: 30 / Help 
Features  Find C3 Parts on ebay in only 2 or 3 clicks!  | Add YOUR C3 to the Registry

Supporting Vendors
CorvetteClothing.com
Bair's Corvettes
Mid America Motorworks
Volunteer Vette Products
VetteBookStore.com

C3 of the Month
None Current
Enter Yours Today!
Online C3 Show
13
C3s are Registered

Vanity Plates
1COOLC3
hunt4cleanair
Featured Links

Buy Now
Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Hardcover)
Corvette: America's Sports Car Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Hardcover)


Kindle
Kindle


Chevrolet Corvette: 1968 thru 1982, All V8 models (Haynes Manuals) (Paperback)
Chevrolet Corvette: 1968 thru 1982, All V8 models (Haynes Manuals) (Paperback)


GM Corvette 1963-82 (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manuals) (Paperback)
GM Corvette 1963-82 (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manuals) (Paperback)



| Hide Signatures and Profile Pics

 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
7/21/13 3:04pm - Original Message: 'body mounts'
Zapparex
Former Member
- Send Private Message


, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 Corvette Stingray L-48 4 Speed 54,000 miles

Joined: 9/22/2012
Posts: 28
I am lifting the body off of the frame and it has lifted some but the frame also has come off the jacks on the side I am lifting. I have all the mounts on that side out and all the stuff to disconnect, disconnected. I have two three foot 4x4 to lift one side at a time. Where can I put a bar to try and pry body and frame apart, Help and thanks, ZAPPAREX

|UPDATED|7/21/2013 1:04:04 PM (AZT)|/UPDATED|
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 
Support C3VR!
Suport our advertisers
7/22/13 11:52am - Reply: 'Re: body mounts'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19457
Do you have all of the mount bolts out on BOTH sides? The body will not lift up very much at all unless you do. The mounts can stick to the frame sometimes, but you said it moved up some....
The only really safe place to "pry" is going to be at the mounts themselves...try to pry the mounts away from the frame, don't try to pry the mounts away from the body. If the bolts are all the way out, you might be able to get a wide chisel between the mount and frame to be sure the mount is free. Just start at one end, and work your way to the other end, one mount at a time.
You may also need to disconnect the steering column from the rag-joint, if you haven't already.
hth

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
7/22/13 1:02pm - Reply: 'Re: body mounts'
Zapparex
Former Member
- Send Private Message


, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 Corvette Stingray L-48 4 Speed 54,000 miles

Joined: 9/22/2012
Posts: 28
I have removed rag-joint, inside steering column from firewall, 2 bolts holding front extender brackets to front bumper and frame, but left one bolt loose on frame , front bumper, rear bumper mount bolts, door sills,rocker panels, splash shield, clutch cable, antenna strap and strap to drivers #1 body mount. I heard it might be the seat belt cables to frame. I have all the mounts out but not enough room to clean up #2 and #3 or #6 and #7 mount area and that is passenger side.The drivers side I have a broken top of the bolt that I am going to heat with a torch and hopefuly be able to turn it out with vise grips. If you think of anything I have missed it would help, Thank ZAPPAREX

|UPDATED|7/22/2013 11:02:45 AM (AZT)|/UPDATED|
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
7/23/13 6:59pm - Reply: 'Re: body mounts'
Zapparex
Former Member
- Send Private Message


, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 Corvette Stingray L-48 4 Speed 54,000 miles

Joined: 9/22/2012
Posts: 28
Hello again , I think I found the problem a cable under the driveshaft attached to body and cross member. My problem now is the broken #3 driver side body mount, I thought I was making progress by heating with a torch and turn out with visegrips , but the caged nut has let go. I am thinking I will have to grind the weld on cage and get the nut out clean it out and weld back in. If anybody has better advise, I could use some Thanks ZAPPAREX
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
7/26/13 11:56pm - Reply: 'Re: body mounts'
Zapparex
Former Member
- Send Private Message


, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 Corvette Stingray L-48 4 Speed 54,000 miles

Joined: 9/22/2012
Posts: 28
Hello I'm back, I have all the mount out but two for alignment on passenger side. The broken #3 mount I had to take the frame cage nut off the frame and tried to drill and tap it out and the tap broke but got lucky that a garage near by got it out and tapped it for $20.00. Now the # 4 on both sides needs rebuilding but I bought some steel to rebuild new support for around the #4 fiberglass wear the bolt comes through to the cage nut.The drivers side did not have a metal support and the fiberglass needs repair. The rear urethane bumper had a couple of cracks but when I lifted the car it fell apart. I had bought a fiberglass one awhile ago that was never mounted, that was bought at Ecklers 20 years ago. I found alot of surprises but it is coming along and for the body not lifting off of frame, I missed the passenger sill plate. Tomorrow the plan is to fix the fiberglass on the #4 mount area, mount my creation of the #4 support mounts and put the body mounts on, cross my fingers, Thanks for listening and your suggestion ZAPPAREX

|UPDATED|7/26/2013 9:56:23 PM (AZT)|/UPDATED|
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
7/27/13 8:21am - Reply: 'Re: body mounts'
Adams' Apple Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Moderator
- Send Private Message


Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
Posts: 19457
Thumbs Up  Clap

____________________________________
Joel Adams
C3VR Lifetime Member #56    
My Link


(click for Texas-sized view!)
             NCRS

"Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comforting to cry in a CORVETTE than in a Kia"
 Reply Reply  Quote Reply w/Quote
 New Topic New Topic Post Reply Reply New Poll New Poll Search     Search Page [1]  
 Forums -> C3 Body
(Moderator: Adam Wartell, Norsky, Adams' Apple)
 

 
Official C3 Vette Registry Community:
Home | Forums | Email | Who's Online | Clubs | Events | Member Stats

Other Official C3 Vette Registry Areas:
Members | Research | Shop | My Account | About C3VR
 

Corvette is a registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation(GM) & Chevrolet Motor Division. Vette Registries, LLC is responsible for all site content (except for member submitted content or where otherwise noted) and does not claim or imply that Chevrolet or GM is responsible for Official C3 Vette Registry content. Vette Registries, LLC is independent from GM and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied and are in fact used to support GM, Chevrolet and Corvette

Official C3 Vette Registry content is Copyright 2001-2017, Vette Registries, LLC. Content may not be reused without written consent. All Rights Reserved. NS

Corvette (Vette) Model Years on this site: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 30