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Front spring hanger bent!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Yes! Carnage! Although, I have no idea when it happened! [​IMG]
    anyway, it's the right front front spring hanger that's bent towards the outside (like from flexing). Is there a way to make them stronger?

    Peace and stuff [​IMG],

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    Buy heavier duty ones from ORD or go to the local metal fab shop and have them make new ones out of thicker/stronger material. They should only charge a few bucks to do this. The only extra $$ you may have to spend is on longer bolts depending on how much thicker they make them and how many threads you have exposed now.

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    I guess you could weld in a 1/4" sheet to brace it...like at the front opening end.

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    I'm concerned the bolt is broken...if just one ear of the hanger is bent out I can't see that happening with an intact bolt. If it's the whole hanger that's bent out then I'd suspect a few rivets let go.

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    I agree with Rene.... Might want to inspect them and replace the rivets with Grade 8 bolts.....

    Mike

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    The whole thing is crooked. [​IMG]

    Peace and stuff [​IMG],

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    I just went and took a quick look at it. No broken bolts and the rivits are still in. I should get the weight of the truck off it and see if it's loose.

    Peace and stuff [​IMG],

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    The heads of the rivets might still be there...but I'd wager they're busted.

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    Thats from haulin too many potatos!!!!!

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    I guess! [​IMG]

    Peace and stuff [​IMG],

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    Woops, my bad [​IMG]. I though you meant right front, not right front-front hanger. If the rear (of the front) spring hanger is bent, then go with ORD or metal shop, but if it is the front-front hanger, you may have to take it to a place that has hydraulic frame straightening equipment (especially if the rivits are still tight). Chances are if the mount bent, the frame may have tweaked too. Maybe, or maybe not, but they have the tools to figure that out and how to correct it.

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