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Reparing front shock mounting holes thru frame?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BOWTIEFREAK383, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. BOWTIEFREAK383

    BOWTIEFREAK383 Newbie

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    1987 SILVERADO
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    Is it uncommon for the front shock mounting holes on the frame to be worn out or elongated? :(

    Checking to see if there is any kind of kit out there to help reinforce that area or if I am just stuck with having to find a welder to fix it.
     
  2. mechted

    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    well, you have a couple options:

    1) Get it filled and redrill

    2) Use some sort of aftermarket shock mount, like a Ford Superduty tower... which may prove difficult in a 2wd, but I bet its doable.

    3) put a couple heavy washers on either side of the hole and crank the piss out of the mounting bolt; check it every few months for tightness. Its only a shock mount, not "vital" to the suspension operation, consequences of failure arnt that bad... and make plans to repair down the road.
     
  3. WhiteBurb

    WhiteBurb 1/2 ton status

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    It is common. I had an 86 that did the same thing. We just welded some big flat washers to the frame and called it good. It worked out pretty good.
     

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