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Shocks on a Bantam

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by MOP, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Sep 25, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    no
    there is a metal plate welded to the frame
    the threaded shock pin bolts to that plate
    pic #2 shows it clearly
     
  2. Sep 25, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Ok.....I thought there might be something hiding behind the red hose in pic #2
     
  3. Oct 5, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I ended up using some pre-fab spring hanger mounts that were in the "build-your-own-trailer" section at the local farm supply store ($4 each). The were 3" tall (exactly the same height as the Bantam frame c-channel), were pre-drilled in the center [which allowed for easy placement of a shock stud (5/8" hitch pin)], and only needed about 1/4" cut off the depth to match the 1 5/8" depth of the Bantam c-channel.

    For the lower mounts I welded a 5/8" hitch pin to the existing spring plates. Overall shock project cost ~$35 (including shocks, upper mounts and hitch pins).
     
  4. Oct 5, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    pics please
    I showed you mine !
    you show me yours !
     
  5. Oct 5, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I knew that was coming....I haven't welded the upper mounts in yet b/c my spring hangers (and several other parts) are at the powder coater. I need those to get the upper mount placement correct (with the axle back on), so the shocks are in mid travel (14.5" per your and sparky's trailers) . I may take a few poser pics just to get you by.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    ok...poser pics as promised:
     
  7. Oct 6, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    looks very nice
    way too purdy though !!!!
    should do the job nicely
     
  8. Oct 6, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I don't know about purdy....besides some very light stick welding in shop class in high school, this trailer is my first time to really weld something. The flux-core welder does a decent job. Angle grinder takes care of the splatter.
     

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