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I WANT your shock mount ideas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    And hopefully I get something I can use this time.

    Here are the prerequisites:
    Stock suspension
    No body lift
    The mounts must stay perpendicular to the frame.

    Now, let me read some ideas and thoughts on this.
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    perpendicular huh? have you looked at 55willy's shock mount setup? that puts them perpendicular to the frame. i have it on my sub it's in my webshots. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    for the drivers side I would remove the stock one and make a bracket that will plate the frame on the outside so it mounts to the side of the frame rail and then off the top of the frame like the stock one, but the top mount will go over the shock to the outside so it surports the shock on both sides. and with it mounted on the top and side of the frame it will be solid.
    if room allows do the same to the passenger side.
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Those are parallel to the frame.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    no they are perpendicular. parallel would be the stock mounts.
     
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    scotts right. but I knew you wanted yours in the stock formation.

    -Jeremy
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    that be cuz i gradiateded from tha cLark cOuunty skool dstrickt, thay mad mE smart! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
  8. BadDog

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    Well, mine's not exactly stock but, I did something you might could use. I took 2 pieces of 1/4" x 2" angle cut 6" long. These have (2) 3/8" grade 8 bolts on each face and fit around the top outside bend of the frame "C". On top of these I welded a "shock tower" about 4.5" long out of (IIRC) 1.5 x 3/16 square tube. Then I drilled a 5/8" hole and mounted a shock pin that came with my 5012s so that it stuck out at the right height, perpendicular to the frame. This is my top shock mount on my rig... Obviously it can be positioned differently or length modified as needed…
     
  9. Seventy4Blazer

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    rus, can i get a picture of that?
    i also am running 55willy's setup. well, kinda. it is installed. but the truck sits there and i dotn have shocks long enough to even make it to the axle let alone travel at all.
    i can get pictures of it if yall want.
    grant
     
  10. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Intersecting at or forming right angles.That's perpendicular
    Of, relating to, or designating two or more straight coplanar lines that do not intersect. . That's parallel.
    Now tell me, which definition best defines the stock setup.
     
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    LMAO! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    My camera is busted so no good pics, but here are 2 pics that show it well enough. I'll link them since they are rather large...
    One Two
     
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    are you running 1/4 elliptic rear or is your spring just twisted up like that?
     
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    Twisted? What twist? /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Full F150 springs turned backwards with custom mounts... I just can't figure out why the didn't last... /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    i am ammazedwith that little bit of weight you can twist it up that much.
    looks great. thanks for the pics
    grant
     
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    on that note you are correct, " the mount" is but the shock isn't. I knew what you wanted. scott was going by "the shock"
    the mount is perpendicular to the frame the shock is parallel

    when the shock is parallel the mount is perpendicular.

    now that we are clear. build them beefie and you'll be fine.

    -Jeremy
     

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