Found: Body mounts!

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Found: Body mounts!

Postby Twilight Fenrir » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:29 pm

Well, after discovering my body mounts were shot, I started exploring the internet for the means to replace them. It seems a number of people have looked in the past, but as with most parts for our cars, they are difficult to find. However, I did find a site that sells new ones! (they also apparently will re-rubber Toro engine mounts)

For the record, I have not actually bought anything from them. Though I likely will in the future. Just thought I'd post it here for anyone else who might be looking.

Body Mounting Pads & Fittings

Pads, insulator body mount. Rubber only. Three piece set includes a replacement for #587942 upper, replacement for #342243 middle insulator, and a replacement for #342242 bottom cone shaped insulator. Typically Six (6) sets are required per vehicle. Toronado only.
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70-2283-48.....$ 28.70/set


Pads, insulator rear body mounts. Rubber only. 2-piece set. 2 sets required per car. Fits Toronado.
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70-3343-48.....$ 29.90/set
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Re: Found: Body mounts!

Postby toro_mike » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:27 pm

Who's the supplier? I don't see it in the post.

Thanks!
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Re: Found: Body mounts!

Postby Twilight Fenrir » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:22 pm

Whoops! My bad, lol

https://secure.steelerubber.com/

They seem to run on a flash based site, so there's no direct link to the part. But just put in year, and make and they will come up.
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Re: Found: Body mounts!

Postby toro_mike » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:26 pm

Thanks! If anybody gets them, please report back!
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Re: Found: Body mounts!

Postby Chazzer » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:58 pm

I bought the rear mounts. They look correct. I have not yet installed them.
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Re: Found: Body mounts!

Postby 1970w34 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:29 pm

Been restoring an Aegean Aqua GT for a number of years now and am finally getting some traction. I have most of the heavy stuff done on the chassis. The trans is done and waiting for the engine I should be soon getting. The biggest hassle believe it or not is the rubber mounts and stuff. None of it is ever exact but I think I've found a solid solution. The Steele Rubber mounts are thinner than the stock parts removed front and rear--and on the rear, the recess for the steel part of the mount is too large a diameter for the stock steel mount.

The front should work OK but I had to come up with a solution for the REAR. I bought some "dock washers" that closely fit the recess in the rubber square and will drill out to the correct hole size and weld on a correct length piece of steel tube for the bolt to go through. The good thing is that in using the "dock washers" I'll be able to eliminate the two shims that I found when I disassembled the car as the dock washers are much thicker than the stock bearing surface. As far as the thickness issue of the rubber square, the overall depth is correct it's just that the horizontal flat of the square itself is too thin by about 3/16 of an inch compared to a NOS one I have. For that I'll use some black nylon stock to make up the difference. It'll be probably more durable too!



If I can ever figure out how to post pics I'll shoot a few.


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