Emergency shock question

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by lunap, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. lunap

    lunap

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    I am replacing my rear shocks and the upper mounting bolt on the rear cross member BROKE!
    How is that replaced? I cannot tell if it is welded on or if is threaded into the cross member.
    Anyone know?
    possible temp fix, there is enough of the bolt where I can fit the shock on - can I tap a screw into the broken end and hold the shock on?
     
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    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    They are welded in place...



    This has happend to me a few times in the past....I have cut the old mount off, and welded a new one on.


    It is very doubtful that a screw will work to keep a shock mounted properly.



    Good luck!


    -Steve
     
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    pbgbottle Forum Lifer

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    welded in i've tapped a and threaded a lower shock bolt mount (77 40) still use it to this day , ,you could also drill a new hole beside the old one and put a long bolt right through the upper cross member . i used this for my shock mount for years . now i use it to hold my brke line union on my spring over .it worked great . pic of bolt threaded in .
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  4. lunap

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    I see in the SOR catalog I can order a new shock mount pin - now I have to find someone who can get the old one out and weld the new one in.
     
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    brian SILVER Star

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    drive it over here and i'll give you a hand. you'll be ok to drive it for a bit without the shock.
    if you pickup a pin we can blast the remaining bit out and weld the new in.
    i redid the two uppers on the 60, it's a pretty easy job.
     
  6. lunap

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    thanks for the offer. If I cant get my guy in the neighborhood to do it this week I will take you up on the offer.
     
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