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Damn rear shock mounts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by oldassjeep, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. oldassjeep

    oldassjeep Registered Member

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    Anyone have a good fix for the sucka$$ excuse for the upper rear shock mounts on 2nd generation K5's. I have replaced both the shock bolts and now they have come loose again. The driver's side has cracked the mount!
    I thought about making a crossmember and then relocating the mounts on the axle inward.
    I would like to hear if anyone else has had this issue. If so what did you do to fix it. I tried seaching but couln't come up with anyspecific info on this problem.

    Thanks
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Pretty much everyone at some point has this issue.

    My theory on the problem with them loosening up/tearing the mount off the frame/tearing the mount itself is that the stud starts to loosen just a bit, which allows the shock to hammer the mount every time the suspension moves.

    I got a new shock stud, and had it welded to the mount. I just didn't use those crush nuts that bugger up the threads.

    GM knew this was a problem, later on the studs are press-in serrated, like a wheel stud.
     
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    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    chevy_addict 1/2 ton status

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    I welded a piece of 1/8" steel to the shock stud and then welded the 1/8" steel plate to the shock mount on the frame to help re-inforce the frame mount and put on the nut on the back side.

    Dave
     
  5. 83-6.5TD-BURB

    83-6.5TD-BURB Newbie

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    i need to fix mine now, had to get new tips for the welder though. i am thinking about making a cross member setup though. seems like a good setup
     

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