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Stock upper shock mounts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hossbaby50, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I might need to get some stock upper shock mounts. I busted my driver side plate in half and the passengers stud is pointing in a downward direction. I have a relocation kit from 55Willy but I am running into fitment problems. (not due to any work by 55 Willy, but my custom dual exhaust is in the way). So I might need stock replacment parts to fix my truck. Does anyone have sources, part numbers, and rough cost? Thanks

    Harley
     
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    I've repaired the stock upper mounts a few times. A bit of welding, some washers and a bit of imagination will usually get it done.

    Rene
     
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    there is a PN for the acutal replace ment stud. 10110, IIRC.

    At Kragens, it is in the red box, i think the brand is "HELP!" or something like that. They were $7.00 or so each.

    As for the drive side plate, i have never broke mine *knock on wood* so i am no help there. I have seen F-150 shock tower mounts trimmed and bolted up there, FWIW.
     
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    By the way I am talking about the rear axle shock mounts. Useful info I forgot to provide. Thanks

    Harley
     
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    I broke my drivers side plate /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif (some people have talent huh?) I cleaned as much crud off as I could and re-welded it...the thought of dropping the tank and bolting on a new plate after removing the riveted remainder wasn't very appealing!

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    The part about the relocation kit cleared that up for...

    rene
     
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    so is the break on the frame or on the axle? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Check these out, they come flush from the bottom and don't hang down past the axle...
    Shock Mount
     
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    On the drivers side rear mount there is a plate that holds the stud for the upper mount. The plate is riveted to the frame with 4 rivets. I broke that plate in half. The break runs along the frame on the outside of the outer rivets.
     
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    ok. just making sure. i have no idea how to fix that /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    That is how mine broke...clean both sides up and weld it up. It's a little tight to get in there with the gun but it can be done. Just make sure you clean the two half's of the break as good as you can.

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    you broke the top hanger....can you move it over to a good part and weld on a new one, and maybe a plate over the crack and weld it up... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    To get the rest of the old plate off I would have to drill out the old rivets or use an air chisel to chisel them off. I would have to remove the tank to get to it with a drill and I don't have an air chisel. So I think I am going to have it welded back into place as well as it can be. Then I am going to do like our buddy K5on38's and run it till it blows again. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Then install a relocation kit as then I might have the time and funds to cut the exhaust up to install it.
     
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    why not do the F-150 towers? they are like $20 for a pair, IIRC and you are doing WAY more than $20 worth of work to do all that!
     

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