Proper Body Mount 68 Wildcat Conv -- Trunk Pan

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by bostoncat68, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Gold Level Contributor

    Want to be sure I order the right replacements. Getting some rot removed from Big Cat's trunk. The worst spot is right around the left/right rear body mounts -- right behind the rear wheels (no doubt salt used to get tossed right there). These won't likely survive the removal process. Is this the right replacement?

  2. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Gold Level Contributor

    I'm sure someone knows??
  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Ask Wild Bill or Ted.
  4. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I'm looking at it - it looks close.
    What are you doing for the metal part?
  5. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Gold Level Contributor

    I'm having someone one locally replicate the damaged pocket and the area right around it. Unfortunately, no one makes a repair panel-- at least that I'm aware of. It would be faster of I could use something that was pre-made. The Chevy Impala, the closest B body with panels available, doesn't seem very close when it comes to trunk pan.
  6. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    Looks like it should work.......diameter might be a little small.

    Peace WildBill
  7. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Gold Level Contributor

  8. RATT7

    RATT7 Well-Known Member

    Im not sure if these are the mounts you are talking about, but the rear mounts at the truck where finished on my 70 Electra. I had to purchase the mounting plate for a full size 1970 Chev and cut them down a little bit and some fab work, but it worked well. The trunk mounts were for 70 chev impala and had to be slightly modified.

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  9. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Gold Level Contributor

    Nice solution. I was lucky enough to have a great guy local to me here in Mass that made them. I had more damage than you in that same area of the floor
  10. RoadShark

    RoadShark Well-Known Member

    The "exact replacement" set for my '67 Riv were…um….not exact. It appeared to be a mix of A and B-body pieces. I marked the ones that need to be cut down with a large tubing cutter and then cut them with a fine-toothed hacksaw blade. Came out pretty good.

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  11. RATT7

    RATT7 Well-Known Member

    I was able to get the mounts from energy suspension, I cant remember which 1970 buick they where for, but the fit was close to the original. In the pictures you can see the old mounts compared to the new ones.

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  12. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Gold Level Contributor

    I ultimately used the CARS mounts with good success

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