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Stoooopid Q about the Ford shock tower gig

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    going 52" up front with crossover, so new shocking is in order.

    Okay, so I use the Frdd towers on the frame ... but what do I use on the axle? The original factory mounts, or something new fro the bottom of the shock?

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  2. d'cheat

    d'cheat Registered Member

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    I have that set up. If you use the stock axle shock mounts * as I did* then the ford mounts will have to be cut to make for proper shock travel. I ended up cutting 4" off the ford mounts. Basicly the entire angled section of the tower. Drill new holes on the tower and mount on the frame by drilling *and tapping, if a boxed front frame section* new holes.

    With this setup, you can run the ultra long rancho shocks. :)

    You will also have to cut about 2" off of the stock, axle mount upper plate.
    If you dont have the time to weld up a custom mount, this is the way to go :)
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Oh, I've got more time than money right now ... got any pix of what you did, as I'm not visualizing what you mean by chopping up the stock axle mount?

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  4. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Which Ford ones are you going with? I went with the cast newer style but still have a set of the older ones that most folks use. In fact, I think I already angle cut them too.
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    My lower shock mounts to eliminate binding, which was really bad on mine when flexed.

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    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    Nice broken sub shaft!!! :doah:
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    That took out the stub and the inner. Got bound up in front drive, stretched an ear, out popped the a cap, and the rest is history...
     

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