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Weekend Project New Front Upper Shock Mounts

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by RATTYFLATTY, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Feb 4, 2019
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Now that the rockers have been taken care of onto the next project.
    Time for some new upper shock mounts.

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    Something like this
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    About right here
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    To bolt on this
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    I love this tool
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    All fitted and trimmed along with a new to me fender. The disassembly and paint will have to wait for a couple weeks, got to fly out for work.
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    Bowbender

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    Maybe a silly question, but why the taller shocks?
     
  3. Feb 4, 2019
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Couple reasons but the main one is that I wanted to move the mount rearward to keep the shock from getting beat up by the tie rod. I had the Bilstein's already, the others were shot and limited my downward travel some. Oh and less unsprung weight, because we all want a better handeling high performance driving machine. Right?
     
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    47v6

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    I did similar for the same reasons..

    Front dump AND saginaw!!! Killer!!
     
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  5. Feb 4, 2019
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Thanks, I like how easy it was and well it works.
     
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    47v6

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    didn't know it was possible. awesome!
     
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    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    The column is out of a waggy and I ran the exhaust down the passenger side. Keeps the heat away from the hydro clutch and gas lines.
     
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    txtoller

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    I like that, front dump....will have me rethinking it on my 6.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2019
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    The passenger side routing is tight but very doable. I can still get the starter out with ease. You do end up snaking it into the frame rail to get around the T-case. I have no pick of my exhaust with me.
     
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    txtoller

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    Dammit Man!
     
  11. Feb 5, 2019
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    QUOTE="txtoller, post: 1466046, member: 80856"]Dammit Man![/QUOTE]

    Only pic I have but you can see about where I ran it. Also I don’t have the T-case mount by th front output. The floor does get hot on the passenger side. I do have a heat shield just not a good enough one.

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    duffer

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    3/16's wall tube on the shock mounts? Nice clean installation! I have that task coming up soon but I'm going to mount the front shocks behind the axle.
     
  13. Feb 5, 2019
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Yes, 3/16 or 7 gauge

    I thought of doing that also. But on mine I would have clearance issues with the alternator,lower radiator hose and where my brake line are routed. So I took the easy route. Although it would be nice to have them mounted to the axle vs the U-bolt plate.
     
  14. Feb 15, 2019
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    For those that were curious here are some exhaust pics. Like I said it’s tight around the T-case but it makes a nice place for the muffler.

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