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65 Gto body mount repair

I'm replacing body mounts on my 65', I broke 7 bolts unfortunately. I'm now in the process of trying to repair them. Where can I get replacement cage nut housings, or do you guys just build your own. Is there a thread with some tips on this kind of repair? Thanks.
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Zom, there is acompany called GROUND UP they sell resto parts for Chevy products.....the catalog (I don't have ) showe the cage and the square nut for chevelle. look them up on line. Eric



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I found them at Ames. Thanks, Eric. Now I just have to practice my welding some more.
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Me too I haven't welded in years...I tried my new mig welder on an old door skin.....I am real good at vaporizing metal! E



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Similarly, I want to get this done on my '66. I have the basic bushings/bolts/washer set and a few of the square nuts. If any of the receivers need repair, how many nuts and how many cages should I get? Is the Ames S387DC cage & nut item what I need? When I started this in '92 and backed off, one bolt just turned. Is this usually because the cage is broken and the nut just turns with the bolt? Does the new cage get welded on? Are the spots accessible (e.g., under the seat) to repair?
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Autobody Specialties Inc Only $6.00 Here fore the cage nuts plus a lot more parts than Ames.
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I apreciate the link Eric. Got my 66 back, stripped to bare metal, and a body bushing set on the shelf. Heard alot of hate on the subject, scared to even try to loosen the body mounts. Anybody have good pics, and access points if the cage breaks.

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About to do mine too... not looking forward to it but will post any wisdom gained..
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Here are the only pics I have that might help....I can take some more next week. I can't right now as I just had surgery (again) and if I bend down, my head will fall off..... hope these help, but I don't think they will. Eric



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Here's a link about removing rusty body mount bolts.
Might help.
"Basics of Basics" Rusted bolt in caged nut removal.
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