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Easy way to remove shock mounts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5blazerus, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. k5blazerus

    k5blazerus 1/2 ton status

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    To day I lifted the rear of my truck 2 inches more in the rear, relocated the shock mounts and had the drive line lengthen. I found out a easy way to remove the ols shock mounts on the rear 14bolt. The wizzerd was taking to long so I graped my air hammer with a sharp chisle and cut the welds. I got both shock mounts off in 3 min. The cuts were nice and clean and a lot less pain in the ass then using a grinder or a torch. Any ways if you are skilled with a air hammer or have access to one give it a try.
    Colin
     
  2. 88jimmy4x4

    88jimmy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I used a grinder on my last truck, wasnt too bad but definately no fun. I will try the air chisel next time.

    Air tools rock /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I have removed 3 sets and I just use a grinder to cut half way into the welds and then a 3 pound sledge does the rest. Factory welds on them are almost a hit and miss kinda thing,LOL

    fronts are the same way.
    Although air would be nice /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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