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EXTENDED SHOCK MOUNTS

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by stephan van leir, Aug 3, 2000.

  1. stephan van leir

    stephan van leir 1/2 ton status

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    A while back I saw a post from someone who was trying to use Ford shock towers on there K5 so that they could run RS 9012`s. I am wondeing if it`s done and how it came out. Has anyone else ever tried this?
     
  2. Waxer

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    Shawn did it. Go to the projects page of either CK5, or off-road.com/chevy and check out Project Potent Rodent. He has pics of it all over....
    I already got my F250 shock towers, just waiting on the shocks
     
  3. Shawn

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    For now, you can go here and see some pictures.

    http://www.off-road.com/chevy/tech/f250tower/

    I haven't had the time to do write up yet. I mounted the towers where the lower GM shock mounts were (stock GM dual shock mounts). This location had only 2 rivets to drill out plus it put the shock at an angle which helps achieve more droop. The lower mounts had to be modified a little to allow the shock to angle. The fenderwell also had to be trimmed just a little. The Ford F250 towers are so long that I had to cut some off. Overall, the setup works great. Let me know if you have any other questions.



    Shawn
    87 K5
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  4. BlazerBoy

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    Hey Shawn, I dont know how you could live with that, I mean it looks great and all but how could you stand to leave that stamped "FORD" logo in there? I mean I would have taken angle grinder and been done with that Bad word.. just teasing. Looks great still cant get over how clean that truck is. I am doing a frame off and mine still doesnt look that good...

    BlazerBoy
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  5. Shawn

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    It was tough to put a that Ford part on my K5! At least the shocks hide the Ford logo! [​IMG] As far as being clean, it's amazing what 10 cans of Rustolium will hide!


    Shawn
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  6. Eagle86K5

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    But I did notice you were using Eagle brand sanding disks...
     

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