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Shock Mount

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kpanza, Dec 19, 2000.

  1. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    When I was putting in my new 14 bolt and the new lift springs last night, i noticed for the first time that the rear drivers side shock mount was cracked! This was after I took the old shock off, there it was! It actually moved when I took the shock off...just want to make sure that it is all right to just weld that mount back up and forget about it? Is this a common point for breakage? It doesn't appear to be the best though out GM design, they just riveted the mount onto the frame rail, very weak in my opinion. But if I get it welded up it will be fine, right?
     
  2. Truckfan2

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    That's what a previous owner did to my truck and it seems to work fine. I dunno the rules to welding to a frame though...

    Have been stuck (once) as of 8/12/00
     
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    mines busted, i got a new one at the dealer for 12 bucks, dont know how im gonna put it on yet, its kinda tight there, and im trying to avoid dropping the tank. any ideas?

    shaggyk5

    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
  4. 90K5

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    I broke mine, and got a new one for $9 cause I'm friends with a dealer, but I just got it welded on for ten bucks, and it hasn't caused any problems, been wheeling twice with it like this.

    90K5
     
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    did you drop the tank to weld it?

    shaggyk5

    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
  6. James90

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    the cross bar and 9012's come after the lift and the tires and the rest of the floor replacement and................

    shaggyk5

    aint nuthin in the world like a heavy chevy!!
     
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    Mine cracked also. I had it welded about six months ago. I've been four wheelin plenty of times since with no problems.
     
  9. RAY

    RAY 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Had the same problem with mine. I rewelded it but it eventually broke. Dealers sell the replacement for about $12. You have to remove the gas tank skid plate and the gas tank. Not too hard the hardest part is drilling out the old rivets, piece of cake if you have a touch. it can easliy be done in a weekend.
     
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    To weld it, you dont really need to drop the tank, just spray some water on it before and after you weld.

    90K5
     

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