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Did I F@#%K UP OR WHAT ????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mollyman, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. mollyman

    mollyman 1/2 ton status

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    I have a quick question for anybody out there. I've got an 81 k10 sub and this weekend I was taking out the rear leaf springs (huge pain in the ass). I pulled the axle out of the way. But instead of taking the drum brake apart to unhook the parking break cable I just ground off the 2 rivets holding the braket that holds the cable hard line on both sides. Then after I did that I noticed that the rivets also go through the spring hanger and help hold it to the frame!!!! Did I f$%k up or what??? Because I was going to ditch the parking brake because I'm puting in a 14blt. Do I need to weld the spring hanger along the edge where the 2 rivets used to be or drill them out and blot them or is it no big deal. Any help would be great.
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Just install some grade 8 bolts in those locations.
     
  3. makovai

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    When you do a shackle flip you grind off the rivets and replace them with bolts, I dont see why that would be any different. Just drill them out and replace them with grade 8 bolts and move on. Thats just my opinion.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    if you ground the entire head of the rivet off you should be able to use a hammer and punch and push out the rest.
     
  5. AZ79K5Project

    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    Your part way to the shackle flip. Why not order it, grind the rest off and install it and call it "planned".

    x5 or 6 on the grade 8 though.
     
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    because the e brake cables dont run through the rear hangers. :doah: :haha:
     
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    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    That's the problem with my flip, I put it on the front...:haha::haha::haha:

    That's what I get for talking to my 5 y.o while reading posts.:doah: Well hell then, cut it all off then for practice.
     

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