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Early 50's Chevy+airbags+front shocks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hoitink, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. hoitink
    Joined: Jul 19, 2007
    Posts: 149

    from MB

    What on earth do you guys use or do lol. Can't seem to figure out room where to mount a shock that won't hit the tire or tie rod?

  2. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,328

    happy hoppy

    mine is a 54 and the shock is behind the A arm and it does not hit, but I see you have the steering box back there.
    mount the lower part of the shock to the top of the bottom A arm, that will pull it in an inch or 2.
  3. shouldn't the shock be turned over as well so water doesn't get into the chamber as easy?
  4. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,594

    from Garner, NC

    Hmmmm... no. :eek: I crack me up. Most of the shocks I see are mounted that way, I see a lot of shocks. Especially the stem mounting styles. Now gas shocks can be mounted upside down, which is what you are suggesting. But older oil filled shocks shouldn't be.

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