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Rear Shock Mount

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JOEBLAZER12, May 8, 2000.

  1. JOEBLAZER12

    JOEBLAZER12 Registered Member

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    I just noticed that there is a little bit of play in the rear, upper shock mount on the drivers side. I tried to tighten it but the shimmy is still there. I think maybe the hole in the upper bracket has been worn down, making the hole slightly larger. Is there something I can do about this(use larger bolt maybe, etc). I've heard that if this mount goes bad, its a real b***h to repair. HELP!!!

    JOE
     
  2. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    Mine had to be welded back in. It was a cheap fix.

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  3. JOEBLAZER12

    JOEBLAZER12 Registered Member

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    Blazer 79,what do you mean by welded back in? Did your entire braket come loose, or was the hole in it enlarged?

    JOE
     
  4. JOEBLAZER12

    JOEBLAZER12 Registered Member

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    Blazer 79, what do you mean by welded back in? Did your entire bracket come loose or was the hole enlarged?

    JOE
     
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    I was a kid when that happened. The part was still in there but it was loose and there was no way of tightening it, so what my father did was to weld it back in. I'm not sure if it was the same one or a different one.

    Hope this helps.

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  6. Bigd

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    If the bracket is still tight.Unbolt the stud and weld a plate over the hole then redrill the proper hole.I think the stock mount is at most 1/8th thick.
     
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    I had a rear mount break and I had my friend weld a new one in and I also bolted it where the factory rivets go.

    Mike
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