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Old 09-03-2017, 02:11 PM   #1
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Front upper shock mount stud

Hello all,

I have a 1969 K10 with a small lift and 33s. I recently removed the old worn out rancho shocks on the front. The uppers were mounted with long bolts and bushings or "sleeves" jammed in the frame holes. I had to destroy the sleeves in order to get the shocks out. The new shocks did not come with hardware, so I ordered new studs for the top mounts.

For the life of me I cannot understand how to get these studs in without grinding off the rivets that hold on the upper shock mounts. Maybe I have the wrong studs? What am I missing here?

The studs have a thick threaded portion that goes through the frame, a fixed nut, smooth shoulder where shock goes and small threaded portion to go through shock mount. The thing won't fit in there and it's driving me nuts. Please help!
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:01 AM   #2
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Re: Front upper shock mount stud

the stud is not the correct mount for the front shock. The front shock uses long bolts, both top & bottom. You will have to remove the tab from the frame if you want to use the stud. I don't believe the stud will be long enough, the top mount has a spacer that moves the shock away from the frame.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:13 PM   #3
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Re: Front upper shock mount stud

Thanks for the reply. I'm assuming this stud must be for the rear then.

The hole in the frame is a larger diameter than the hole in the mounting tab, so I guess I will need some sort of special bolt. I haven't been able to find a stock replacement anywhere. Thanks again.
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