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    Cool introduction

    hi Dan here.... New to the forum... I am restoring a 1956 Willys wagon... Any advice on how to make the beast more solid is very much appreciated.... It shakes ...will replacing the rubber donuts body to frame mounts help?
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    I just added a pic of my 56 willywagon 189.jpg
    oh...im in san Antonio texass yall...hope to hear you
    p.s. motor is a 302 w/holley 600.
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    Replacing the donuts (or hockey pucks up here in the frozen north) won't hurt. Even if they're still there, they're hard and brittle. On the '48 2WD, at least one was just gone - it dropped that corner about an inch and a half and made a real nice squeak point.

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    Thx Larr...I just bot a bunch of hockey pucks... Hope they work

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    Hockey Pucks

    Quote Originally Posted by bugdan View Post
    Thx Larr...I just bot a bunch of hockey pucks... Hope they work
    Oh, by the way (don't you love OBTW statements?). There are springs that go on the bolts that mount the rubber shock/vibration dampers. I don't know if they are used on all the places on the SW, but my cab on the '48 does float a bit on the frame.

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    OBTFW...i did not see any Springs on there tho there were lock nuts and really big fat washers

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    Springs?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugdan View Post
    OBTFW...i did not see any Springs on there tho there were lock nuts and really big fat washers
    Oops..

    On the '48 2WD truck, there were springs along with the bumpers and bolts to allow the cab to bounce a little bit. They might not have been used on the later vehicles.

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    wow that's craaazy ... Never heard such a thing...body suspension !

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    Went Back and Checked

    Quote Originally Posted by bugdan View Post
    wow that's craaazy ... Never heard such a thing...body suspension !
    Well, you made me think. I got under the truck today and looked at how the cab sits on the frame. On the front, the cab is mounted with a series of rubber pads and donuts, and sure enough, the two rear mounting brackets have big springs on the bottom to let the rear of the cab float a bit on the rubber spacers and donuts.
    '"tis true - and that's what came off when we took it apart.

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