Rear Shock Upper Nuts

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl

    '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl Well-Known Member

    Evening guys. In the process of dropping my rear axle(all loose, down & sitting on tires):D:D

    My question is this, what size are the top rear shock nuts? I know that the bolt head is 1/2”. Tried 7/16” & 1/2” but the nut just spins. Soaked them with Kroil so we’ll see if that helps.

    Also any tips or tricks to get those nuts off will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Kyle
     
  2. BUICKRAT

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    5/16nc nuts. Short 1/2" box wrench. Has to be on the nut straight. May have to modify wrench.

    Or cut it off.
     
  3. '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl

    '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl Well-Known Member

    Wow. 5/16”? That seems very tiny.

    Kyle
     
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    No the bolt size is 5/16,..the nut will be or was a 1/2 inch, try a 13mm if the 1/2 slips
     
  5. agetnt9

    agetnt9 Agetnt9 (Dan)

    I torched mine off and drilled for a 3/8 bolt.
     
  6. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    I cut mine off with a Dremel.
     
  7. '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl

    '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl Well-Known Member

    That seems to be where I’m going to go.

    Just seems quicker & easier.

    Kyle
     
  8. BrianTrick

    BrianTrick Brian Trick

    3A8B270C-7F8A-4F9A-947F-6EC16488998F.jpeg Just don’t do this:
     
  9. '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl

    '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl Well-Known Member

    Why am I not surprised by this LOL!

    All you need to do is cut the bolt! Not waller our the holeso_Oo_O!!

    Kyle
     

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