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Shock Mounts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Aug 28, 2001.

    Can new upper shock mounts for the rear be bought, or should I have them fabbed?
    My back driver side mount busted right off the frame. Dragged the shock for about 10 miles! In the dirt that is

    '84 K5

    Chevy in my blood.
     
  1. Also, I was just reading another post, and did not want to take it over, but someone said the do not even have shocks on the back of the truck????
    What are the pro's and con's of this??

    '84 K5

    Chevy in my blood.
     
  2. ScoobyDann

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    im in both situations, my upper shock mounts broke off, i had them welded back on and actually didnt even use them, did't look like they would hold up. Sooo, i havent had any shocks on the rear, let me tell you the truck bounces like a nudy dancer. i wouldnt reccomend it. So a friend is fabbing up a set of rear shock mounts like Fox's for articulation. hope this helps

    Hut in the well is goin on in here?

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  3. 1986Blazer

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    LMC has replacement OEM rear shock mounts available but you have to grind off all the old rivets to install the new mounts. You can then weld in the new mounts or use grade 5 or 8 bolts to secure them to the frame.

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
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  4. Pugsley

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    FST/Fly-N-Hi makes an improved upper shock mount - give them a call. I think they run about $50.

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
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  5. K5 NUTT

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    Fly-In-Hi's mount is the sh--. Put one on when the tank was down for the TBI swap...nice and beefy!

    Azblazer

    1979 K5 350 TBI
    1976 K5 Chalet
    If it ain't got arizona pinstriping.....you ain't wheelin the pee outa her!
     
  6. bee32

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    I can't really help cause mine are broke and used bolts but the passenger side keeps coming loose and cracked the frame and wollered out the hole. But let me know how it goes so I can figure out what to do with mine.

    Brian
    83 K-5 4" on 33's
     
  7. Boss

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    I think I remember hearing Rockstomper will make em, They run something like $100 and some I think.

    But it can be easily fabbed for a lot less.
    Boss

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  8. Doug, did you get those from the Flyin Hi here in Phx?

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    Not an answer to the question, but the shock mounts bust off (IMO) because the stud for the shock gets loose, (happened on my '83) and hammers on the bracket (hence rounded holes too) until it breaks off. Best bet if you aren't TOO hard on the truck, would be to weld the shock studs TO the bracket, after putting a new bracket on. And don't use the crummy lock nuts that come with shock kits, they destroy the threads.

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  11. K5 NUTT

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    I actually went to there fab shop in phx as the store on McDowell is allways out of them...hehehe...picked up a cherry deluxe rear bumper from one of the techs project K5...so now the Chalet has an oem impact strip rear bumper with step!

    Azblazer

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  12. Pugsley

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    Damn....I need to hit the fab shop one of these days and find out how many arms and legs they'll charge to do me a rollcage - maybe one of the tech's has a set of OEM aluminum wheels he'd part with [​IMG]

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
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    I got to peak at a customers 78 K10...had a 8 to 10 inch lift....but it had a custom x-over done by the fab shop...they built there own pass side knuckle! I think he said about $1200 or so to do the job.

    Azblazer

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    Sounds tough! Not too bad of a price either. Those guys do some awesome work.

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
    <a target="_blank" href=http://pugsley.alloffroad.com>pugsley.alloffroad.com</a>
     

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