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Replacing shock mount on frame

Alright, On my 95 E350 in the front, the shock sits on a bolt thats attached to the frame, but the bolt became loose, and now the hole that the bolt used to go thruogh is sloppy. Anyways, I was wondering (trying to save money here) can I use, say two pieces of 1/4 in flat stock, and 'sandwich' the frame where the hole is supposed to be, and then just drill a hole thru of the proper dimension? I was thinking, I could attach the 2 pieces to the frame using 2-4 grade 8 bolts to hold it in place... would this work, or am I wasting my time?
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Get someone to weld those pieces on. If the holes are sloppy, just clamping two pieces on either side won't do much good in the long run I don't think.

Alternative is to weld little dimes (shaped -- not real dimes!) of metal in the holes and the re-drill them. Drill them small and then ream or dremel them carefully out to an exact fit for the bolts.
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upper or lower mount?

if its the lower mount then that is not the frame but rather the radius arm and you can get repair kits but it will have to be welded in.

the upper is also not the frame but rather the spring bucket. this part is just a hole and shouldnt go bad
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