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How bad did I mess up? - spring perch removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by djohnsn, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. djohnsn

    djohnsn 1/2 ton status

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    I attacked the old spring perches and shock mounts on my 14-bolt yesterday with a combination of grinder, cut-off wheel, sazall, and sledge hammer. When I finally got everything removed, I discovered that I had cut into the axle tubes in numerous places. The deepest is probably slightly more than 1/16". How much of a problem is this?

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  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    If your welding the new perch over the area then NONE. When you weld it on it will fill it. Really even if it's not going over the same area then 1/16 in a small area should not cause you an issue. You will be fine. 14 is ver thick tubes and you should not have caused any weakening.

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  3. ftn96

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    Like Grimmy said, your fine. No big deal.
    But like I said before, I would not weld those back on till you get the new driveshaft in.

    "you know... the guy with the BAD A$$ spring perches!!![​IMG]
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