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Shock mount

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kpanza, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    My rear drivers side shock mount broke again after wheeling this weekend. I had it welded last week, but obviously it didn't hold. Is this a GM replacement part? Do I have to deal with the idiots at the Chevy dealer for this? :( Anyone else having this problem?
     
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    Top or bottom one?

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  3. kpanza

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    Oops, forgot - it is the top mount (on the frame).
     
  4. HarryH3

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    Is the stud breaking or is it tearing out of the frame? I noticed the frame cracking around the stud on one of my K5's. A welding shop welded on some fishplate on the back side of the frame, on both sides of the stud. Never had a problem again.

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    I had the same problem on my '84. I had it welded, but it finally broke. You can buy the replacement mount from the dealer for $12. You have to drop the tank and drill or torch out the old rivets, which is the hardest part. Overall, not that tough, just really time consuming.
     
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    That's what I thought...damn, and I just had the tank down for the ORD shackle flips! Just what I wanted to do, drop it again! :( Ken had an idea that he uses - drill the frame and just put in a shock stud like the passengers side uses! he said it works well on his Suburbans and even gives him a bit more droop because it is lower. I think I will try that. Thanks guys.
     

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