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Old 10-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Shock help

Hello All.... i am new to the Jeep`in world and im far from a mechanic.....really far. But I am tackling it. 1985 Cj7 inline 6, nearly all stock.

Front passenger upper shock mount. Its a three hole bolt to the frame, shape of a upside down backwards L. It has a welded pin that the shock mounts too. The bolt portion snapped due to age and rust. Any clue where to get one or what to maybe replace with. I dont want to get into many many mods with it.

I have contacted a few junk yards, no responses yet.

Thank you

Chris

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Old 10-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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you could research jeep suppliers and ebay..I would probably cut the broken pin out and weld a grade 8 bolt the same size in its place

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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Do you think welded is needed? Or a thru bolt method like what is used on the bottom? Orr does the top suffer more wear which could cause breaket wear?
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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the through bolt on the bottom has a flange on both sides of the shock which keeps the bolt from tilting..the top doesn't.it is just a stud sticking out with no support on the outside of the shock.if you don't weld it it will rock up and down as pressure is applied and released on the shock..
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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Thank you... i got it off the frame and all three shocks on. Ill make a few calls tomorrow. Hopefully on the road this weekend.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #6
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There's a good bolt-on upper shock mount from an '88 F250 Ford truck that will allow you to run a longer shock.
More info:
ford shock tower question? - JeepForum.com

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