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LR shock dragging on road

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Steve_87K5, Mar 3, 2001.

  1. Steve_87K5

    Steve_87K5 1/2 ton status

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    LR shock mount bracket (riveted to top of frame)
    has cracked through and broke off...wondered what that noise was... hehe.
    Can I buy that bracket? OEM or aftermarket?

    Hmmm thinking back, maybe 15 80lb bags of Quickcrete was too much.



    SteveB
     
  2. RAY

    RAY 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You can buy the backet at the dealer for about $12. Not that bad of a repair, hardest part is getting the old rivets out. Also, you'll need to drop the tank. If you need any other info, give a shout.
    thanks
    Ray
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Do you one better... Not only did I almost rip out the mount, the stud is bent and the mount is bent, but on the right side, I've cracked the frame. My fix, shock hoops through the bed, bottom mounts on the spring plates.
     
  4. Gandolf

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    If you got longer shocks, you could maybe carry 20 or 25 bags of Quickcrete next time! Just my .02. LOL

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
  5. Sparky

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    My steering stabalizer fell off once. I was wondering why everyone kept flashing their lights at me. Good thing i did not have a fuel leak. There was sparks everywhere. It is a ranch RS 5000, and was draging at highway speed. The end was worn down a bit, but i bolted it back on and added a lock washer. Still works.

    Sparky

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  6. 90K5

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    This happened to me, I just got out the sawzall and cut off the top of the rivets and the mount, and welded the new one one. Haven't had any problems, its probably been like that for 6 months now.

    90K5

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  7. Steve_87K5

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    thanks for the info....will get bracket at dealer. BTW, I am running Rancho 5000 shocks
    with length for 4" springs. RR shock (its just the stud) came loose a long time ago.
    Fixed that with 2" diameter x 1/8" thick washers on both sides of frame.

    My frame cracked in a different place 2 yrs ago (where the receiver hitch forward-bolts attach)
    ...both L and R sides had cracks.

    I cut out the bad frame chunks and welded in new metal. When I dropped the
    tank for this repair I installed longer hoses and a different bolt set up for the straps.
    It's a snap to drop it now. I use the NW Metal Products 43 gallon tank.

    SteveB
     

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