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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject: Silly towing question...loose/missing body mount bolts ok? Reply with quote

I need to take my 56 Oval over to the blaster's in preparation for body repairs. I want the body to be off the pan when it's being blasted in order to get all of the nooks and crannies. I don't have a real good way of transporting the body after it has been removed from the pan, but if the body is still mounted to the pan I can just tow the car using my tow bar.

So....would it be okay to have the body "loosely" attached to the pan with just a few key bolts, so that I could remove the body once the car is at the blasting shop? Would there be any concerns with structural integrity of the body if I did this? Which particular bolts should I leave installed during the tow? I only have a few miles to travel along quiet backroads, and the towing speed would likely never exceed 30 mph.

After the body is blasted, I would just reverse the process in order to tow the car back home. What do you think, is there any reason why this wouldn't work? Your thoughts? Thank you...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Silly towing question...loose/missing body mount bolts ok? Reply with quote

I transported my split on a U haul car carrier with just the two front beam, four front heater channel and the large four under seat bolts with no problems on a 400 mile move.

As long as you don't have anything heavy sitting on the floor pans you should be fine with just those bolts.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Silly towing question...loose/missing body mount bolts ok? Reply with quote

towed my 55 with just the front 2 bolts and steering wheel/shaft in place 9 mi flat tow 55mph .
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Silly towing question...loose/missing body mount bolts ok? Reply with quote

misfitnick wrote:
I only have a few miles to travel along quiet backroads, and the towing speed would likely never exceed 30 mph. Your thoughts?

I agree . . . . should not be a problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Silly towing question...loose/missing body mount bolts ok? Reply with quote

it should be fine
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