1987 B2 transmission mount / cross member bushings


donzoh1

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I didn't know where to put this so feel free to move it.

My 1987 has lost about an inch of transmission height because the rear transmission mount and the bushings in the cross member are worn. I have order new transmission mount and engine mounts and will replace those. I'd also like to do the bushings in the cross member but can't find them anywhere. I read that these might be integral to the cross member so I need a whole new cross member, If that's true, that's dumb. But, I am thinking if I can't find new bushings purpose made for the cross member, then some garden variety bushings will likely work. Does anyone have any hints for me here?

I posted this at B2 corral also.
 


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The crossmember and it's frame mounts could be modified to accept leaf spring bushings..
 

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You can probably find some bushings that'll fit here:

https://www.prothanesuspensionparts.com/universal-pivot-bushings.asp


What I would recommend instead though, is finding one without the bushings in a junkyard near you. I can't imagine it would cost more than $10

It's a bolt in affair, but you'll have to remove the passenger side bracket and it's 3 rivets in order to bolt in the new one

 

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Does the non-bushing tranny support put the transmission at the same height? I'm curious why Ford made two very different parts. Unrelated, but I had to move the tranny horizontally when I put a 4.0 and a m5od in! Rivets weren't too bad; I used a drill and a punch/hammer.

Maybe the tranny mount takes most of the vibrations.
 


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