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Ford Shock Towers on First Gen?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by IGOR, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Has anyone put the Ford Shock Towers on a First Gen?

    I imagine it would be the same other than a little different cutting for the wheel well...
     
  2. ntaj*ep

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    Greg72 has them as well as some others I beleive.
    I'm in the prosess of fitting up some superduty ones to see about the fitament/shocks on the firts gen. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    But check out Greg72s pictures.
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    This mod is well worth the effort. My flex is now limited by the springs. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    a little different cutting for the wheel well...

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    What wheel wells??? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Actually, yes I've already done that on mine. If you can't find pics, or don't feel confident about trying it....let me know and I can post a few pics of how mine look.
     
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    harry 1/2 ton status

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    Greg72,

    I would be intrested in seeing some pictures. I have the ford shock towers and wondering where to mount them to the frame. Where the stock location is, the fame is not flat so I was thinking of making some sort of scab plate /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  6. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah I'd like to see them too -

    I've seen the tech article - but your rig is sweet - so the more pictures of it the better~!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Looks like I spoke too soon! I just checked ALL my pics (something like 1000 photos!) and don't have a single one of the long travel shock mounts up front.

    Maybe later when it's light out, I can snap a few for ya!!!
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You can see the little "bump" that held the original shock setup is right next to the new bracket (almost touching)....so you actually do have a flat surface to mount the bracket to.....

    Enjoy! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  9. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks for the pics - your truck is sweet!
     
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    Greg72, what are those manifolds off of?
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Not as new/clean as Greg's but you can get the idea.

    With these shock towers, I now have 6" of stuff and 7" of drop to play with.

    As mentioned above, my springs are the limiting flex factor now too.

    In the 2nd pic, the shock still isn't bottomed out but the spring's all done.

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    I love old posts revived.
     
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    Here is a pic of those shock towers on my 69 K20.
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    I know these shocks are upside down but Rancho confirmed these could be run either way.
     
  14. Burt4x4

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    This is one mod I haven't done yet..probly will someday.
    I wanted to say there is an ALL cast version of thease mounts. I belive they are Ford also...but I don't know anymore than that. I saw them on a First gen back in 2002 and knew if I was ever to do this I would use the cast ones...
    Burt
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :haha: never even looked @ the date of the first post...wow
     
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    You know - I asked about that what - two years ago, - got the stupid Ford parts - and still haven't mounted them - oh well...
     
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    Wow - make that 3 years ago then...!
     
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    I just put cast ones on mine this weekend. No pic's yet but will get some real soon. They install pretty easy. I just ground off the rivits and poped them out then made a cardboard template of the towers to see where they would fit with out interferance then marked where I needed to cut the innner fender for clearance of the shock and bolted them up.
     
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    Cool, add the part # with the pics OK :D
     
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    [quote='71k204x4454]I just put cast ones on mine this weekend. No pic's yet but will get some real soon. They install pretty easy. I just ground off the rivits and poped them out then made a cardboard template of the towers to see where they would fit with out interferance then marked where I needed to cut the innner fender for clearance of the shock and bolted them up.[/quote]

    Post a couple pics when you can.
     

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