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Username Post: Rear mounts for coil over shocks        (Topic#160186)
gene 
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05-21-07 12:29 PM - Post#1169819    

I'm mounting some coil over shocks on the rear of the car. The mount I'm asking about is the upper one.

I've seen on some 2400# street rods they make an upper mount on the frame with a 1" diameter stock with a 5/8 hole for a 5/8 bolt to retain the coil over.

Is a 1" diameter sufficient for a heavier car like a tri-five chevy? The center of the eye of the coil over shock is 1 1/2" from the frame.

Is anyone using 1" diameter for the standoff, and do you have many miles on it?

Angle of the coil over is 15-20 degrees.

Thanks.
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05-21-07 01:36 PM - Post#1169866    
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Gene, mine is probably over kill, but you asked:







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05-21-07 02:00 PM - Post#1169884    
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That looks NICE
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05-21-07 02:13 PM - Post#1169894    
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Gene, this was discussed when 1sick57 had his issues with the shock bar being notched. There were some calcs run for ball park sizing.
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gene 
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05-21-07 05:14 PM - Post#1170021    
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Nick:

That looks really nice.

Is the mount the bolt passes through 1" diameter, and are you using a 1/2" or 5/8" bolt?
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05-21-07 05:16 PM - Post#1170023    
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Patrick:

I remember some of the discussion of 1sick57's problem, concerning the cross rail. I'll go back and review it concerning the mounting of the shocks themselves.

Thanks
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05-21-07 05:55 PM - Post#1170052    
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Nick,
That's inspiring!

 
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05-22-07 07:21 AM - Post#1170350    
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Gene I am using 5/8" bolts upper and lower. Also, notice the additional brackets that have been added. I am certain that this setup will offer no issues.

Thanks Greg! Considering your ride and its quality, that means a lot to me.

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Edited by Nick P on 05-22-07 07:22 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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05-22-07 08:29 AM - Post#1170422    
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Wow, Nick... That is some serious work... VERY impressive.
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