Broken Shock

Shocking news. The rear shock on the rear driver side tire came off.  In the picture below, the finger on the bottom should be connected to the finger on the top.

I guess from all the potholes around here, combined with some age, the  shock mount just could not take it. Joey to the welding rescue!

the Midas touch

Now you’ll notice Joey is not wearing his storm trooper helmet for welding. He was only tack welding..basicly just holding the piece in place.

Joey playing with his lite bright set.

Go Joe Go!

Excsue me..tire..move to the right please.

All fixed!..well except for some grinding.

 

In the picture below, you can see a square piece of metal Joey is adding to extend the stock bracket’s life and be able to take the added pressure of an after market shock on a lifted Jeep.

Adding the extra metal

Square metal added for more strength

Looks all bumpy and stuff, as this is before Joey grinded it and made it look all pretty. But really who cares what it looks like? It is under the car, and it just need to function. So Joey grinded  it all down and made it look nice. Then, he added a spray on rubber solvent to make it look like the axel had bad acne. The rubber will help keep the road salt away from the bracket to extend it’s life even further.

Rubber Solvent added

 

Joey- thanks for all your help! You are a good friend and can weld like a dirty slut. Not that too many sluts can weld..but imagine a slutty chick welding…ok closing out this post. 🙂

Thanks Joe.

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11 Comments on “Broken Shock”

  1. ChopperPapa says:

    You gotta stay out of the ditches trying to 4-wheel and stuff.

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  2. hanesian says:

    Awesome. Where can I get me a Joey? My Jeep’s suspension feels like it’s previous owner must have been Fred Flintstone, so I definitely need a Joey!

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  3. dadshouse says:

    I love the welding! Joey must have been the guy in my junior high shop class who did all my welding for me.

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  4. “weld like a dirty slut” I’ll never be able to get that phrase out of my mind. I can just see it…I’ll be picking up the grandkids, or feeding our pigs or feeling romantic with my good decent almost Amish like husband and yet a phrase from a man far far far away will come slamming into my head…”weld like a dirty slut” Thanks. Thanks a million.

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  5. “Weld like a dirty slut”….

    ROFLMAO!!!!

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  6. […] Joey Griffin has to save the day again. For my loyal readers, this is the same Joey that fixed the shock on the Jeep.I sent him a text about what happened while suffering from the smell of KFC on the […]

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  7. […] Joey Griffin has to save the day again. For my loyal readers, this is the same Joey that fixed the shock on the Jeep.I sent him a text about what happened while suffering from the smell of KFC on the […]

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