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Re: [oletrucks] enginemounts

To: "Mark Treutelaar" <phoneman@ticon.net>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] enginemounts
From: wayne osborne <wayne@chevytrucks.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 15:34:07 -0400
I've seen photos of cracked and stressed frames where the owner bolts the 
engine mounts to the inside of the frame and the actual engine mount was 
facing downward, with the frame mounts sitting upward,  which the engine 
sat down on these mounts causing stress cracks at the top of the bolt 
heads. The weight constantly was at a downward pressure causing the frame 
cracks at the top of the bolt heads where they met the frame. Don't know 
what kind of weld in's your referring to but most vendors carry an engine 
and tranny mounts that basically fit between the frame rails and the weight 
is distributed on the tubular bar more that the inside of the frame.
Go here http://www.classicperform.com/5559chevtrk.htm
to see other options, the engine mounts are way at the bottom..  This is 
for the 55cd and unsure if yours is 1st or 2cd series..  THey have the 
tubular and weld in's.   --wayne

At 12:07 PM 10/17/04 -0500, Mark Treutelaar wrote:
>Would you reccommend weld in mounts or bolt in mounts ? I am
>worried that bolt in mounts will  maybe weaken the structure of the frame .

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