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Broken Rear Shock Mount Bolt

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Phillbert, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. immortality

    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    I try to avoid welding at all costs unless you want to pay someone who knows what they are doing.
     
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    Best welder I ever used was off the back of a tractor, good old PTO driven welder 3 phase, welds up I beams beautiful.
     
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    Most homes have 1 service fuse however 2 service fuses are still common but not 3 they are more found in workshops, I've used the 2 phase generator welder when I was on the road gang slashing roadsides they are quite good but do prefer the 3 phase.
    If the OP wants to weld on a bolt to the boss after drilling out a hole I would tapper the outer hole to fill the weld around the bolt / Stud. If you only have a single phase I would heat up the boss first get it hot before welding.
     
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    Me personnally...Drill out...Use a HT nut and bolt, with a washer inbetween the nut and shocker bush.....Honestly, welding is way over the top for this application.....IRS equipped commodores only have a bolt, with washer that holds the shock in place at the base....
     
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    Maybe so but easiest way to go(imo because I have a welder and know how to use it) and IRS Commodores don't get overtightened by blokes with big armso_O

    Actually if the op wants to drive up here (probably $100 fuel) I will fix it for him.Not much of an option I know but an option just the same.
    I've had people drive here from the Goldie to buy roof racks off me
     
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    I guess I'm lucky as I've got 3 Phase in the house and also out in the shed. Gives me plenty of options I must say.
     
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    At least you should be able to fast charge an electric vehicle.
     
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    Is that because you live in a wreakers yard? Vin said your Mr backyard wreaker.
     
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    I wouldn't bother welding, drill a 10-12mm hole about 3/4 in as I mentioned now the 3rd time and get a HT 150mm long half threaded bolt and locknut and 2 roll pins. measure and Cut the bolt where there no thread to the length of the drilled out hole, drill out 2 holes thru the centre of the boss and thru the bolt to take the roll pins. Its all it needs.
     
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    And here you go again !!!!

    You and your mate / alter ego are getting very close to being tossed off here for life as you just can't restrain yourself from tearing others down can you ! It seems to make you feel good doesn't it ?

    Learn how to F$%king spell you illiterate git.
     
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    There are plenty of good back yard wreckers....Met some that put some professionals to shame
     
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    If I were you, I'd be honored being called a backyard wrecker......You're one of those backyarders that actually do a better job than some shop owner mechanics :)...A lifter seems to spring to mind

    Didn't I read about a forum member's car you repaired out of your backyard?
     
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    I have seen these bolts on IRS cars get the threads stripped out and a nut/ bolt/ washer arrangement get used to fix the problem.

    That being mentioned, your offer gives the OP another option to run with
     
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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Maybe stop accusing the member of having multiple accounts for starters. At this stage I don't see that and I have ways to check.

    If you don't like what he has to say put him on the ignore list or be a man and just ignore his posts.

    Some of us have slightly more pressing matters right now!
     
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    This quote is amazing....When VIN first appeared on this forum, you were after him like no tomorrow.....He is someone else, he's a bully etc etc etc....Now, you're so far up his butt, you couldn't pry yourselves apart with a crowbar....What's the story TLH?

    Oh and I can put the proof up where you were after him
     
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    and there you go again, sticking it right up the better members. Honestly how can anyone feel the need to do the right thing when you just allow it all to unfold. If you've got more important things to do then hand in your Moderators badge !
     
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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    How are you better if you continue to argue with an idiot?

    As it stands right now there is a very good chance that I won't have a job to go to because of Covid19, even so, I've spent the past 2 days as a site union delegate working to try and get the staff home and safe for starters and then trying to make sure they get paid.

    But instead you need me to come here and hold your hand while you whine like a little bitch. ******* grow up or **** off. Is that clear enough?

    ...and stop complaining via PM.
     
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    Being discrete is definitely not one of your stronger points is it Mort ?

    Seems like you are a supporter of dirty laundry in the open air. Well that seems to make you feel stronger doesn't it.

    Maybe you should also hand your Staff Member badge in to while you're at it !
     
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    Why don't you be a man, grow a pair and take the high road!
     
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