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Old 04-13-2009, 04:53 PM
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1955 Chevy truck shock mount

Well this is my problem..I bought some new Front shocks for my fathers 1955 chevy truck 3100 2nd series. In the process of taking the upper shock bolt off, the head of the bolt ripped off. Now it seems like the bracket has 3 rivets, I believe 2 are for support and 1 so the shock runs threw it (the one I broke). Well the question is Do I need to buy a whole new bracket? Or is there just that top piece so I can run the shock threw it. If so where can I buy this. I have been looking through LMC, Brothers and they don't sell anything of those things. If you have any Ideas please let me know. Thanks!

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I'd like to help you, but it has been 30 years since I looked at one of those truck and I just can't visualize what you're talking about. Can you post a pic?
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Ok here are some pics. So it seems like there is 3 rivets to the frame and I believe one that hold the shock. As you can see the nut is missing from where the shock is connected because it ripped off. Hope this help you out.
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That is a replaceable peace , if it doesn't have a nut behind it you will have to grind it off . can be found on a later model GM trucks. I'm thinking it came with after market rear shocks such as monroe , for 1988 G 30 . HTH
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What would I do? I'd chisel the rivet heads off, remove the bracket and drill out the stud that mounts the shock eye. I'd get a bolt the right size for the shock eye and the right length, insert it into the hole I just drilled and weld the head of the bolt to the bracket on the backside. Then I'd re-install the bracket with bolts and nuts where I just knocked the rivets out.
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you can just take the nut off the back side and the whole stud comes out.You can just replace it with a grade 8 bolt and use some washers to space the shock out the same as the stock shock mount does. If you have more questions go to the hotrodders lounge and look up the thread "55 to 59 chevy truck owners" You will find a wealth of information and others that love these trucks.good luck with your project.
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you can just take the nut off the back side and the whole stud comes out.You can just replace it with a grade 8 bolt and use some washers to space the shock out the same as the stock shock mount does. If you have more questions go to the hotrodders lounge and look up the thread "55 to 59 chevy truck owners" You will find a wealth of information and others that love these trucks.good luck with your project.
Thanks. It didn't look like there was room to get a bolt in there with the bracket in place and I figured the shock stud/bracket was all one piece. (button-head stud pressed into the bracket at the factory).

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