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Old 02-18-2009
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bit of problem with shock mounting

I was changing the front shocks today and on one side I sheared the bottom mounting bolt straight off with the end of the mount. How would I go about removing the whole bottom mount so I could just stick a bolt into its place. I really don't want to go about replacing the whole suspension arm.

And no I dont have a oxy/acy torch, that would be too easy.
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your talking about the bolt that goes into the radius arm right?
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I don't know if it goes all the way through does it? If not you could have someone weld a new one on. That or cut it off as flush as you can with a hack or sawzall and drill a new hole.
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it goes the whole way thought i broke mine off but i could still tread it so i just used it like that but my mechanic told me to just pound it out with a sledge and get a new one from a dealer and tighten it till its the whole way in
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It it flush with the inside of the arm. And yes the radius arm I guess it is.

I'm going for the sawzall and drilling a new hole idea. But its a welded in bolt so I'm going to get a bolt and do it up like my rc car shocks. If someone is worried I can get a picture of how I'm doing it.
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Alright I got the bolt type dealie off with an angle grinder and have now moved onto putting in a new bolt. The problem now Is getting a hole big enough to fit the 5/8" bolt though. How do I drill a hole this big?
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Alright thanks for the numorious posts on how to fix this. I ended up making a trip to lowes and finding a 5/8" drill bit ($17 ah) that worked marvelously with the drill I just had to get (good excuse to buy a new one). Plus I had bought a new angle grinder earlier today. So good day of tool shopping.
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Good deal. New tool excuses rule.
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Now to think of something else to break to get some more use of the tools.
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Step drill bit at harbor freight - $7 dollars
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But that wont drill to a depth of 3/4" I don't believe.
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So the bolt through the arm worked well because I have this problem right at the moment and was woundering if that works well.
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