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Broke the shock off...suggestions?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zakk, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. zakk

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    broke a shock mount scouting for a mud hole. It look like a bolt snapped and now it is dangling off the 14B. can i just run a grade 8 bolt through the eye of the shock and through the frame? or take it off, ruff it for a bit and have someone relocate the shocks? any help is appreciated, as it is to rain here Saturday nite [​IMG]

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

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    it's pass. side. will a new bolt work? i couldn't really see in the dark.

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

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    You probably could run a bolt threw the frame but that would only be a temperary fix in my mind. Steve Frisbie has a new rear shock mount system out. Its a little expensive, but looks stout. Its like $200. I'll find the webpage and get back to you.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    is the shock mount welded to the frame? i cannot find the chilton's manual...it dark...mud coming...AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!![​IMG]

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

    [​IMG] CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Pugsley

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    Any given auto parts should have a replacement shock stud for a couple bucks. Just pop the old one off, and install the new - takes about 20 minutes or less, depending on rust.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
    <a target="_blank" href=http://pugsley.alloffroad.com>pugsley.alloffroad.com</a>
     
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    The it is not welded to the frame, it is rivited. After I broke mine, I replaced the mount and had it welded to the frame.

    Derf00

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    so you suggest i get a shock stud suck as Pugsley is suggesting them weld it for more strenght??
    thanks to all

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com/whats_new.html>http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com/whats_new.html</a>
    here that link to frisbes page

    high
     
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    If it is the pass. side it is just a bolt bolted to the frame and the shock fastens to the outside. The drivers side is the one rivited on. I may have one more shock mount bolt laying around, I just sold 2 to Wayne for his rig cus the old shocks on his wanted to keep them for themselves,LOL. I bought 4 cus I was doing duals but changed to the inboard set up.

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    is there a "special bolt" or can i just get a grade 8 and slap it in? i tried getting the broken one out, but no go...

    -Zakk
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    Just using a straight bolt won't give the shock much of a shoulder to keep it from bashing into the frame - you really need to get a new shock stud to do it right. You could get a really long bolt and use 2 nuts and fender washers to make a shock mount out of it, but it wouldn't be as strong.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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    i went ot kragens and they said nothing like that existed and to have it welded...is a "shock stud" the correct nomeclature for such a part? I guess i'll try kragen's tomorrow, or ask 55Willy to sell me and extra one of his [​IMG]
    thanks

    -Zakk
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    Trade ya the bolt for your dana 60????[​IMG]LOL
    let me run out and see if I have one more left............

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    After running through the books and looking over the inventory, checking the warehouse, asking personal, filling out paperwork and doing numerious calculations I have determined that I do indeed have one left....Actually all I did was look on my workbench and found one,LOL

    <font color=red>Life is like a mud hole:</font color=red><font color=blue>
    When the S#!T gets deep, you have to keep moving and friends can always pull you out</font color=blue>
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    after my people called your people, did lunch and hashed out the logisitics, they decided that i should try to ask kragens tomorrow and then get back to you tomorrow afternoon.[​IMG]
    thanks 55...will be in touch...

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

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    After a careful scrounging through a stack of receipts, here's the Checker/Shucks/Kragens part # for it - Motormite #31001. $5.49 as of 12/5/2000.

    Of the 5 toughest dogs in the neighborhood, my cat's ranked #3
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    you guys are awsome...
    this board is the electronic equvilent to a monestary.
    helps everyone and anyone with whatever they have
    again, props to EVERYONE!

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

    [​IMG] CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!! [​IMG]
     

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