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Re: AD Shock Conversion
TBUChevy #1384385 Fri Nov 13 2020 07:16 PM
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DADS50, thanks for that pic. It got me looking closer. My truck's rear suspension had obviously been worked on at some point it it's life before I got it, and apparently someone decided to put them on oriented upward. I just checked the FAM and they do show the rear lower shock mount oriented downward like your picture shows. I'll put mine back together correctly.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: AD Shock Conversion
TBUChevy #1384388 Fri Nov 13 2020 07:30 PM
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Im glad you looked it up, when I saw your pic I was not sure either. Mine might of been wrong when I replaced the rear springs years ago.


My truck also has been worked on, and probably in a wreck before we got it in early 70’s. My front mount towers had a previous repair on it. I had to replace one.
Funny thing is I was driving for a few weeks with only one front shock absorber. Left front had a Broken tower. I felt no difference in ride with only one front shock absorber.

Re: AD Shock Conversion
TBUChevy #1384981 Tue Nov 17 2020 06:38 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Many thanks for the continuing guidance. It has been very helpful. We had installed the rear lower mount with the pin below the spring. We knew we need that extra distance because we placed the upper mount a little lower than we should have to make all 4 bolts fit into the frame.

I am still waiting for Steve at Jimmy Carter to call me back from last week. Disappointing but not unexpected.


Rusty
Re: AD Shock Conversion
TBUChevy #1385018 Tue Nov 17 2020 11:44 PM
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If you haven't already put the upper mount in place, I could give you hole locations for the upper shock mounts. I have the bare frame on my '51 in the garage and it's easily accessible for measurements.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: AD Shock Conversion
TBUChevy #1386963 Thu Dec 03 2020 06:15 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Hello Kevin,

We would really appreciate it if you can provide some dimensions to help locate the front shock mounts.

We know that we can get a starting position by putting the lower bracket on the axle with the shock installed That will give us the forward angle of the shock. The key question is how high in the frame rail are the 3 mounting holes.

Based on your pictures it looks like the highest hole in the mount is exposed just above the top of the frame rail.

By the way, that is some great metal work on the cab and body parts!

As always, great support from this forum!

Last edited by TBUChevy; Thu Dec 03 2020 06:19 PM. Reason: More details

Rusty
Re: AD Shock Conversion
TBUChevy #1386976 Thu Dec 03 2020 08:10 PM
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Here you go Rusty

These should get your brackets located, both height on the frame and angle with dimensions to two holes each. The remainder of the holes can be drilled to match the brackets you have. Dimensions are to center of hole/rivet.

Thanks for the compliment on the metal work.

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Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: AD Shock Conversion
TBUChevy #1387242 Sun Dec 06 2020 04:08 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Thank you!


Rusty
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