Q: Radiator Bushings
How do the radiator bushings fit? It’s a standard two piece rubber bushing, one half of the bushing has a metal sleeve, the other half is just rubber. Does the metal sleeve half fit in between the frame and support? Does this bushing use a large metal ‘washer’ like the body mount bushings do?
A: You’ve got the right idea. The bushing w/the metal sleeve fits between the frame and radiator support, with the sleeve protruding upward. The other rubber piece sits on top of the support, over the sleeve. This half of the bushing has a large hole on one side, and a smaller hole on the other. Place it with the large hole fac- ing downward. Two large washers are used, one on top, and another on the underside of the frame. In addition, you should have a med- ium sized washer, a lock washer, and nut. Push the bolt in from above with one of the large washers. Use the remaining washers on the bottom.
Some repro bushings are a little large for the radiator support hole (at least it was on mine), so some triming and filing may be required. In addition, the bolt was short. The GM bushings are correctly sized, and with the correct length bolts.
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