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Front Spring hanger problems

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Robin, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. Robin

    Robin 1/2 ton status

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    I was painting the frame on my 72 Blazer (springs off) when I noticed the passenger side front mount (which is a upside-down U shapped stamped extrusion that's riveted to the frame) was elongated vertically. The effect is that, that side sits lower because the bolt rides higher then stock.

    I guess the first question, is what makes this happen?
    Has anyone ever fixed this kind of problem before?
    Does filling the warn part of the hole with weld stick make sense?
    Since it's a riveted piece, it seems like a real hassle to cut the rivets off my truck, then find another at a junk yard, and do the same, then bolt the replaced extrusion on...
     
  2. Triaged

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    The hole may have elongated because the spring eye bolt may have been loose. Welding up the hole and drilling it back out sounds like a good fix to me.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  3. JMZ

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    I made some spring hangers for mine, they turned out really nice. But I would also say that welding and drilling new holes would be a good Idea.
     
  4. 71RestoRod

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    Did that repair on my Willys. Weld it up, grind it flush and drill it. Works great.
     

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