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1977 K5 Replacing rear shocks question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dayno, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. dayno

    dayno Registered Member

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    I looked underneith to see what would be involved with replacing the rear shocks on me '77 K5 and it apears the bolt on the top of the shock can only be accessed by removing the gas tank. The shock is mounted to the frame rail with a through bolt with a flat head on the outside of the framerail and a nut on the inside that I could barely touch with my fingers sqeezed up between the inside of the frame rail and the gas tank. Its like this on both shocks....I know they didn't make it so you have to remove the gas tank to replace the rear shocks did they?
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Nope. You just have to throw a rachet back there and hold it. Take the first outside nut off, pull the shock off, then wrench on the solid bolt.
     
  3. surpip

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    there is a nut on the out side of the shock, the mount is a stud with a nut on the inside of the frame so if you want to take the stud off than yes you would have to drop the tank
     

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