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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Urgent call for help

96 Bronco, trying to replace the quad front shocks, sheared off the lower front bolt that is welded on or pressed into the frame. What now?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 05:43 PM
 
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Re: Urgent call for help

I'd just cut the bolt off, drill a new hole and weld on another bolt. How'd you shear it off? That suckers big.
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Re: Urgent call for help

BigNorm,

Thanks for the quick reply.

I don't know why it came off, I just used a regular 10" ratchet. But I've been known to shear off stubborn wheel studs. I can't weld and I probably can not drive the truck without the front shock to a shop. If I drill a new hole and use a regular .5" bolt and nut, would that work?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 06:22 PM
 
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Re: Urgent call for help

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Sure you can drive it. Hook up the other one of your quad shocks on that side to carry the load until it's fixed.

Little tip about welding shops, make it easy for them. Do all the drilling, grinding, fitting and supply all the needed hardware and they're bound to say okay pull it in.

It's called mocking up. Also YOU disconnect and re-connect your own negative battery clamp before and after he's done.

It'll also save you a boatlaod of cash if all he has to do is strike. When you're done lather all threads in anti-seize when you put it back together.

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Re: Urgent call for help

What about using a bolt/nut to fix it in the hole, slide the eyelet of the shock on and secure with another nut?
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Re: Urgent call for help

The CarQuest Bruiser shocks come with a replacement stud anyway. I have several of them. E-mail me if you want one.
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I need this thing tomorrow! Does CarQuest sell it as a spare part? If yes, do you have a part number? We have a CarQuest in town. Thanks,

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I tried the local CarQuest store and they didn't find anything in their manuals. A part # would help.

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Only Steve can help you on that one

PM him. In the meantime UAP/NAPA is bigger than Carquest, why not do a search on their site for the repair stud.

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I ordered the studs from Steve.
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