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Rear Shock Mounts Done!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by beefcake83, Jun 4, 2001.

  1. beefcake83

    beefcake83 1/2 ton status

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    Well, after procrastinating for almost a year, I finally tackled the rear shock mount job I've been dreading. The driver's side bracket was replaced with a new one. Had to air-chisel the factory rivots off, and bolt the new bracket in. Had to drop the fuel tank to get the rear two out. The passenger side wollered frame hole was remedied by welding in two steel washers on each side of the rail. A few here at CK5 gave me that idea. Thanks! I now have all shocks installed. Now I won't throw myself through the windshield while going over bumps or the daily railroad tracks to work. Woo Hoo!

    Gary Graham
    '83 GMC Jimmy 350 'Beefcake'
    Eielson AFB, Alaska
    Metallica & Mountain Dew
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  2. K5 NUTT

    K5 NUTT 1/2 ton status

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    FST here in Phx ( Flyin High's Fab Shop ) sells a replacement beef cake set-up for the drivers side. I did mine last month while the tank was being swapped out for TBI....i really don't think it's breakable. Cost was $35. My .02.

    Azblazer

    1979 K5 350 TBI
    1976 K5 Chalet
    If it ain't got arizona pinstriping.....you ain't wheelin the pee outa her!
     
  3. beefcake83

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    Hmmm... will keep in mind, should my dealer bought OEM one fail. Better not! Thanks, Gary

    Gary Graham
    '83 GMC Jimmy 350 'Beefcake'
    Eielson AFB, Alaska
    Metallica & Mountain Dew
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