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Front/Rear shock extentions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by keith, Mar 15, 2000.

  1. keith

    keith 1/2 ton status

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    Looking to extend my shocks for more travel. were do I get the extensions? It should be pretty easy!! Or is it.
     
  2. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Check with Depdog he made his own. Nobody sales them for K5's.
    Corey 78K5
     
  3. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    Well, like the saying goes. IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME... LOL. Well, anyhow. I can send you pics of the ones I built. Basically I took some flat 1/4" thick plate and bent it at an angle so that when it was welded to the frame, the bolt (used a stock rear shock mounting bolt, the kind that bolts through your frame) would be at the same angle that it was at in the stock location. I put a bolt through the bottom and raised the shock to see how high I could go. Had more room on the drivers side, but made them both the same size, the passenger side was limited by the air conditioning box. Anyhow, after getting that part bent at the right angle, I added plate on both sides for strength and welded it to the frame. Then I boxed the frame where I mounted the shock mounts. I use the same shocks front and rear on mine. After putting it on the ramp. I would like to be able to make them about an inch higher, but I will figure something out on the bottom to do the same.

    Depdog

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