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Welding relocated shock mount

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ron, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. Ron

    Ron Registered Member

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    I would like to relocate my bottom shock mounts on the axle housing. Is it Ok to weld on the housing of course I will drain the lubricant first is there anything else I should know about? Thanks Ron
     
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    Just clean off the old paint and grease real good and grind yourself a clean ground and thats all you have to worry about. You dont have to drain the fluid at all. Hope this helps.

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    As waxer said just make sure you clean everything off the axle to be welded. Just keep in mind that oil and grease will burn very well too. As far as the fluid is concerned I would leave it in there and change it after you do your welding.......the 1500 degree heat from the welding is going to break down the fluid real quick. The fluid being inside the axle will actually have a cooling effect on the rest of the tube preventing warpage and such. Just my $.02.

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    Thanks alot for the info guys its a bighelp. Ron
     
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    Keep your ground close to the area you are welding and you shouldnt have any problems.

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