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vwthingboy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Hoping for some guidance...rear shock mount sheared off Reply with quote

Hey everybody,

Happy Summer!

So, the Short Version:
The rear passenger-side lower shock mount sheared off of the trailing arm.

The mount metal is still attached to the shock, which is now just dangling.
The mount metal is a little deformed and I assume can't/shouldn't be re-used or re-attached.

Can a competent repair shop re-weld or fabricate an attachment, which will work and be safe?

Should I think about replacing the trailing arm?

I have considered a set of +1" boxed trailing arms.

Background:
This situation was probably the unintended consequence of my 3" raised Doug Fuller spindles in the front, which necessitated adjusting the torsion bar splines in the back.
That probably put too much strain on the replacement shocks that my shop put in. Or maybe the length of the shock wasn't right.

Not sure how to progress.

Any thoughts are appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:26 am    Post subject: Re: Hoping for some guidance...rear shock mount sheared off Reply with quote

Are you talking about this shock mount?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Hoping for some guidance...rear shock mount sheared off Reply with quote

Yes, that's the one
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: Hoping for some guidance...rear shock mount sheared off Reply with quote

just buy a new trailing arm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: Hoping for some guidance...rear shock mount sheared off Reply with quote

As a welder, if that trailing arm can be purchased easily I would definitely go that route and replace the entire unit.
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