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Old 05-10-2019, 02:11 PM   #11
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Default Bolts do fine on their own but...

welding the bar as well would probably structurally spread the load of shock extension and contraction across the width of the side brackets, and spread the load more evenly... I've had one for 35 years, the bolt holes have held out good....
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Resurrecting an old thread...
Don, do you remember how far above the rear frame you put the shock bar?
Also, how far inboard of the rails are the top shock mt tabs?
I have a tube that looks like the round, offset kit from Ecklers.[ I also have strait rd tubing, and 2" box tube.]
Trying to get the shocks done, before I put the body on.
I just clamped the lower spring pads on the mono spring, located by the axle locator stud. I see no need for the axle at this point. Y/N?

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Resurrecting an old thread...
Don, do you remember how far above the rear frame you put the shock bar?
Also, how far inboard of the rails are the top shock mt tabs?
I have a tube that looks like the round, offset kit from Ecklers.[ I also have strait rd tubing, and 2" box tube.]
Trying to get the shocks done, before I put the body on.
I just clamped the lower spring pads on the mono spring, located by the axle locator stud. I see no need for the axle at this point. Y/N?

TIA,
Chuck
I can measure it tomorrow. Are you cutting out the original shock mounts on the body? You can't have it that high with the original mounts on the body.
That should work for the location of the lower shock mount.
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I can measure it tomorrow. Are you cutting out the original shock mounts on the body? You can't have it that high with the original mounts on the body.
That should work for the location of the lower shock mount.
Don, sorry I missed the question. I have a new floor, without the OEM shock mounts in it.
I tried scaling the pic you posted. My math says the upper mount is about 7" in from the rail. Is that close?
At that dimension, how did the exh pipes clear? Did you run the pipes inside or outside of the shocks?
I'm planning to go under the bumper. The gas tank will be centered.

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Don, sorry I missed the question. I have a new floor, without the OEM shock mounts in it.
I tried scaling the pic you posted. My math says the upper mount is about 7" in from the rail. Is that close?
At that dimension, how did the exh pipes clear? Did you run the pipes inside or outside of the shocks?
I'm planning to go under the bumper. The gas tank will be centered.

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My 56 is still in progress, so I haven't planned the exhaust, but the upper shock mounting holes are in almost exactly the same location as stock. The top of the shock bar is 1 3/4" above the frame and the center of the shock mount hole is 6 3/8" from the inside edge of the frame. The shock is vertical above the lower mount, front to rear and at the same angle left to right as stock.
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Thanks!
I've decided to use the moly tubing, that I bent to approximate the Eckler bar.
Got it fitted. Will make up the tabs, and fire up the tig...
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William Classic Chassis Shock Bar. You can go to their website and there are directions (Measurements and drawings) on how and where to install the
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William Classic Chassis Shock Bar. You can go to their website and there are directions (Measurements and drawings) on how and where to install the
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That limits the amount of room for the exhaust pipes. Putting the bar behind the shocks and up higher on the frame gives a lot more room.
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