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fixing the shock mount

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FatBoyBlazer, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    i fixed the driver side one (took like 5-6 hours), now i need to fix the passenger side one, it snaped throught the frame.
    what should i do.........weld a new piece of metal to the frame???

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    id surely do some glueing if i was you, just start welding.... its addicting.... you may have a new roll cage before you put the stick down ;->

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  3. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    what about the gas lines

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  4. 90K5

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    I got mine welded there too, just keep a fire exstinguisher nearby, and spray water on the tank and lines first

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  5. FatBoyBlazer

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    any one else?????????

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  6. BadDog

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    Unless you have a death wish, move the lines. One wrong move and the arc will blow right through the line, and if gas is on the other side, oh boy! Spraying water on the lines is not going to help, the arc don't care and after a few seconds, there won't be enough water left on the lines to even make a difference with splatter.

    This is what I would do. Take the clips loose and get it as far from the frame as possible. Be careful not to crimp it but, the more distance the better. Then wrap a couple of old towels around it. Soak the towels and then keep them wet while working. Of course, keep the extinguisher handy and keep the area clear in case you need to move in a hurry. Make sure there are no fuel leaks or any vapors before starting. Maybe a strong fan blowing away from the weld area (in direction going from weld area toward tank) for a minute or so before starting to clear any vapors, then turn it down low (and maybe move it back a bit) while welding. You don't want the fan blowing your shielding gas away, just gasoline vapors. Always be over cautious when welding anywhere near the tank or fuel lines.

    Russ

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    would it be just as good to bolt over the hole

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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Don't know, depends on how it's done I guess. Sounds like your pretty hard on them though.

    Might want to look into relocating the upper mounts altogether. Lots of people here have built a bar that goes between the rails (like a x-member) and mount the shocks to that. This usually results in the shocks angled in at the top and allows a shorter shock to work with more flex than would normally be possible. Down side is that it provides less control side to side. If you don't need the extra flex, you could always mount it more straight up but eliminate the upper shock mount to the frame (which is a known problem as you have seen).

    Russ

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    well i just broke my passanger side mount and all it took is a $6.35 part from kragen's. it is a stud that goes through the frame.
    motormite PN: 31001 (props to Pugsley for the info[​IMG])
    remember mine is a '77. not sure if there is a difference in your late model.

    -Zakk
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    mine broke through the frame though i didn't break the stud......

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    oh...damn, were you skying it or what? [​IMG]

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    i'm not actually sure why it broke but that was how i broke the driver side one.........damn kids and their trucks

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