Hi all! It's been a while since I've dropped by. I hope everyone is doing well.
I'm gearing up for the first trip out to NASCAR next weekend and have a long list of small stuff to fix before then. First is replacing the rear shocks. The left rear was snapped off at the mount up on the frame. By the looks of where it was beating the underside of the rig, it's been like that for a long time.
Luckily I was able to remove the remnants of whatever the top of the shock is supposed to slide onto. It looks like it might have been a stud, or maybe just a plain old bolt? What came out was a nut threaded onto what's left of a bolt, which was threaded into the frame mount. Does anyone know what actually should be there? Is it just a bolt? The other side appears to be just a bolt which I'm skeptical of.
Thanks Phil. Sometimes they come with the lower studs, which in this case appear to be the same as the uppers. I'll see what comes in the box. My bigger concern is why did it snap? The bag on that side leaks down over time, but even with the suspension completely compressed I still don't think the shock would be completely compressed.
Thanks Phil. I put a bolt in there. I know what I need (the stud) but I don't know where to get it. The local Chevy dealer says they can't get it anymore. It looks fairly universal though.