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Rear shock mounting options

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kennyw, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Drivers side frame shock bracket is broken on my '85 GMC Jimmy. Pass side where it goes thru the frame rail isn't looking too healthy either. Anyone have pics of some other mounting options? Might as well upgrade to the inboard style now rather than try to patch up the stock ones.
     
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    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    mine broke about 2 years ago coming home from school. i just drilled into the frame just below where it used to sit. its compressed a couple inches more than before but i dont really care, and i cant feel a difference.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    i know of a few ways,LOL

    I just don't have any pre made.
    If you have the metal I can tell ya how.
     
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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Got any pics of your shock mounts? I can get the metal and build it myself... just need to see some concepts mainly.
     
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    TLCOR 1/2 ton status

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    I would make new mounts all around and mount them in an "A"..
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I don't have pictures as I haven't done it yet, but I'm planning on taking a piece of 2.5" .25" wall square tube, cutting it into two or three pieces, and putting flanges on every end. The outsides will bolt to the frame and the insides will bolt to each other. I'm gonna drill holes at different positions for different shock angles and just run a big grade 8 bolt through the tube and put one shock on each side for duals. Not fancy, but it'll get the job done. For the bottoms I'm probably going to take an oversized spring perch and just weld shock tabs to it. Once again, not fancy but effective.
     
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    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    Heres the way I did mine

    2" thick wall tubing from framerail to framerail with a short piece of 3" "c" channel used to box the frame section. I then drilled a hole in the tubing inserting the original shock studs from the frame to mount the top. For the lower area I took an old set of perches (no good) cut them to size drilled the center hole out and welded in another set of shock studs. Easy and cheap. Works great.

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    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    the bracket that mounts to the frame to hold the shock isnt that expensive. i got mine for less than $10 from the dealership.

    no fab work required, just getting rid of some rivets.

    ryan
     
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    MO Offroad's kit
    really nice stuff!!!
     

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