Leaf Spring/Shock Bracket Cracked

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by Blk+Orange79Z28, Mar 12, 2018.

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  1. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There is a good chance that the radial burst crack has been there since the day it was pressed into shape.
     
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    Was kind of wandering that myself. As old as it is, and if it was going to be a problem, that crack would be much larger by now.
     
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    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If I'm thinking about this correctly and the shock plate is upside down in the picture....and.... If air shocks caused that crack, I would think the car would have had the suspension in a quick droop situation hyper extending the shocks(car was airborne).

    The weight of the car just sitting on the air shocks would have put that crack in compression so it would have never grown unless the suspension was in droop placing that crack in tension.
     
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    This.^
     
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    just put a flap sanding disc on your 4.5" grinder and smooth out til the crack is gone ,then finish up by smoothing all the rough edges ,cracks can't grow if there is no where to start
     
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    Hmm...where have I seen this before
     

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