Q: Body Dampener Mounting
I don’t beleive it… I go to bolt these things into the trunk; now hard can that be? They don’t fit??? They seem to tall?
A) Since I’ve never seen rear ones I was sold the wrong ones? Looked thru the 1968 Fisher Body book and could’nt find a diagram. Are the front and rear cans the same size with just different brackets welded to them? Or are the rear ones shorter to fit in the trunk?
B) Do they mount inward tucked into the inside of the fender or are they mounted outwards to the interior of the trunk compartment?
A: If I’m not mistaken, the rear shakers bolt onto the rail at the bottom edge of the gutter. If there is no welded nut on the shaker, I think they lay against the rail on the opening side. It they still do not line up examine the trunk floor for rust swelling (?).
A: In the 1967 Firebird Service Manual figure 2-3 shows how the “Body Dampeners” bolt into the 1967 convertible. The 1967 rear dampener is different then the 1968. On the 1968 the top mounting tabs (2) point up and are higher then the dampener itself. These bolt to the rail as mentioned above. In 1967 there’s only 1 tab, it comes off the side of the dampener near the top and bolts to the “vertical quarter panel brace” that’s near the back of the trunk. I have a pair from a 1968. They look very original and are mostly semigloss black with spatter overspray on one side only.
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