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Help Upper Shock Mount/Bracket!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coptezr, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. coptezr

    coptezr 1/2 ton status

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    How do you take the upper stock shock bracket off? its not on there with nuts its has round cap things?
     
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    They are rivets use a torch, BFH, chisel, grinder, what ever you have. It ain't gonna be fun.
     
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    helps to drop gas tank,grinder and air hammer work the best
     
  4. CK5

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    Well, if he is trying to remove the "front" upper shock mounts dropping the gas tank might be a little extra work. :crazy:
    You can drill them out also, but they do suck.
     
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    Yeah it wont fun and make sure you hold on that grinder good...I nearly got a free visit to the E.R when i was cleaning my gas tank and the wire brush caught in my shirt, but my father got it good in the leg when he was cuttin on a bumper, the grinder jumped then caught in his pants and made a nice gash in the leg.

    Just sayin that cause i forgot myself how dangereous are those grinders;)
     
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    thanks for the help guys i just got it done.:mad:
     
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    I've done alot of rivets and the easiest way to cleanly remove a GM rivet is with a torch and an impact chisle. heat the head till is bright red and impact it off. You can strip a frame apart this way pretty quick without screwing anything up.

    Without a torch or air -center punch then drill 3/8" just deep enough to get the point of the drill bit past the head of the rivet and cold chisle the head off. never takes much of a hammer to get em off this way.

    Grinding them off is a pain in the ass. way more effort.
     
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