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Hot Rods Replacing shocks on my 46 ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrodyankee, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. hotrodyankee
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    Looking to replace the lever shocks on my 46 ford, any suggestions on what to use for the front and rear? The rear is gonna have a reversed eye spring and the front is gonna have a 4" dropped axle. Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Tim
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    As far as an off the shelf shock or for mounts?
     
  3. WiredSpider
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    Chassis engineering
     
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  4. hotrodyankee
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    Tim, looking for the mounting. Thanks.
     
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  5. Tim
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    I think the best option if possible to to find late 47 to 48 stock mounts. They came with tube shocks stock.

    The front axle had a stud on it for the lower mount, some people drill and bolt one on other weld a stud on. The rear Bolted to the backing plates.

    I'll take some photos for you when I get a chance of stock mounts if no one beats me to it
     
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  6. Jalopy Joker
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    also, take a look at speedwaymotors.com - on front I used shocks that were designed for rear of mid- 60's Corvette
     
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  7. hotrodyankee
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    Thanks for your help!
     
  8. Tim
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    No problem, was three feet away from them all afternoon but still forgot to get a photo. I'll make sure you get one my tomorrow night. They are just on a shelf
     
  9. Tim
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    Alright I remembered :) these are the rears. I'm holding the part that would bolt to a backing plate IMG_4834.JPG IMG_4835.JPG And some krusty fronts that I think bolt onto the stock holes that the lever shocks do IMG_4836.JPG IMG_4837.JPG IMG_4838.JPG snout faces forward.


    So that's a front upper and a rear lower mount :)
     
  10. hotrodyankee
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    Thanks
    Thanks Tim, you are a great help! Did more digging , and those are the mounts that I came up with also. found a set of NOS fronts, and the rears you can buy from a shop right here on the Hamb. Just have to find the correct shocks now. Thanks again.
     
  11. Tim
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    I'd bolt up all your mounts and measure, I know with mine lowered it was some try and see tuning to find one that fit
     
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  12. I have a spare set of front shock mounts if you need them
     
  13. hotrodyankee
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    Thanks Chris, I located a pair of NOS ones, will let you know if deal falls through.
     

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