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Beatin a dead horse but need new pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clarkjw24, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. clarkjw24

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    Ok I did the search and found what I was looking for but its so old that the pics no longer work and I don't believe the author is a member anymore. So to the point. I'm thinking of running the rear shocks through the floor and need a few pics of the top mounts/hoops. I had them inboarded and its not really working out for me. Do you mount the hoops to the bed or the frame? Just need some pics and ideas. Thanks guys.
     
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    Yeah zakk did the write up I was looking for but the pics are gone. I can't tell how the GreenBlazer has them mounted in those pics but I remember seeing that post a few days ago and its a starting point.
     
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    Maybe Stephen could get you a few more pics?
     
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    I think I remember reading somewhere that Jason/zcarczar did his rear shocks through the floor also. I think he was asking about boots to go in between the shocks and floor if I remember right :crazy: Might wanna pm him for some info...
     
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    i have done it. but i don't have the pics anymore. i will shoot some with my digi this week but it will hake me a few days to to post them. but i will as soon as i can.

    if you haven't seen them in a few days please PM me and remind me :D

    oh BTW i love my set up.
     
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    I've got the pics you want......

    I built the shock mounts for Zakk, and his truck buildup is in my photo gallery.

    Follow the link in my .sig :saweet:
     
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    which album?
     
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    Ok I see that the hoops are welded to the top of the frame. Looks like the shocks go to the outside of the spring pad. I've got mine inside the springs. So can I still do this with my current shock mounts and just angle in the hoops plus a brace connector between them? Looks as if I will have mine alittle more inboarded if I do.
     
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    If you don't move your lower mounts then you'll need to pull those hoops further in to clear the framerails.

    If you do the setup like I did for Zakk, the arc will bring the shock closer to the frame when compressed or drooped, so you'll need to be sure to leave some clearance between the frame rails and shock body at static ride height, or you'll be seriously bummed the first time you wheel it. :(

    There are a couple more pics in the "Frank Raines" album, and you can probably find some more in the "BlazerFest" albums, since Zakk used to attend those events also...
     
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    look for pics of steven watson's Jimmy... back when it still was full bodied. lol,

    j
     
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    i would not keep the shocks on the inside of the frame rails. they will be so close together that they will loose most of the dampening ability they have. i feel you will have the same bouncy ride you had befor when your shocks were inboarded.

    i have mine run out the frame and they attach to on top of my spring plate.

    i'll have some pics in a day or 2
     

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