Author Topic: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?  (Read 280 times)

Offline 4inthefloor

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Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« on: March 24, 2019, 04:27:54 PM »
I recently discovered the top shock bolt loose on my 84 3/4 ton suburban. I'll  attach a picture of it. There's no cracks, but I'm wondering. I've been thinking of moving my shocks in board, but looking for suggestions on the wallowed hole. Should I just clean it up/paint it and leave it alone or is there any repairs I should do to the hole, what's the likelihood of it developing a crack without the shock beating on it?


Offline cffisher

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Re: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 05:36:59 PM »
I think I would plug the hole then redrill it to fit. Plug it with same thickness material, and weld in.

Offline roundhouse

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Re: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 06:47:47 AM »
Could weld a thick washer on each side

Easier than plugging and drilling

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Re: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 12:36:35 PM »
Drill another hole to the right about 1" and get it back on the road!

Prime and paint the oblong hole.

There, fixed it.

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Re: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 06:29:14 PM »
Good ideas, from all of you guys. I'm gonna weigh my options, not in a real hurry as it's just sitting around right now after an engine swap and finishing up the fuel system.  But I wanted to get some more eyes and opinions about it. Thanks

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Re: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 06:40:35 PM »
Could weld a thick washer on each side

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Re: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 04:09:08 AM »
Weld thick washers then get the shock bolt reinforcement brackets or make them. Do an internet search.

Offline Stewart G Griffin

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Re: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 01:12:23 PM »
What causes this?   i had the same problem on the rear control arms/trailing(?) arms of a GM FWD car.

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Re: Top shock hole wallowed, go inboard?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 05:52:21 PM »
Loose shock mount
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