Broken ShockPosted: February 13, 2011
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
- The Benefits of a Welding Career (otctech.wordpress.com)