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So, my name is Bruce and I'm 18 I live in New York State (Near Albany) and have a 73 Nova (Mine is an SS Model). Also, can anyone give me some tips when changing the body mount bushings. Mine are shot, and I have new ones, is there a specific way I should go about jacking up the subframe to change the bushings so that I don't damage the car? -Thanks everyone.:)
 

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There are a couple of threads here about this.

Make sure you take the front bumper off and loosen up the fan shroud.

Penetrating oil is your friend. Use lots of it. Do one side at a time. I put my car up on jackstands (four). Used a jack and a 6 foot two by four to lift the body on one side, after removing the bolts and loosening the ones on the other side. When lifting the body, might be helpful to have a friend who can look things over to see if you are binding anything.

Clean out the threads on the captive bolts in the body. This can be a messy job, make sure you wear safety glasses so nothing goes into your eyes.

Take your time, be patient. Have fun.

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