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Old 03-03-2014, 05:22 PM   #29
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Whoa, this thread took a turn. Originally awetsch was asking a question pertaining to a 1961 Overlander. All useful info here but odds are he was tossed a curve with the horizontal mounted shock. awetsch, if you're scratching you head about horizontally mounted shocks our era rigs have vertical mounted. Decent grade auto shocks have worked fine for me. Its these new post '60s "modern" rigs that have there shocks on sideways!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-03-2014, 06:37 PM   #30
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OK, the shocks are going to be put on!!!! Thanks to Andy for supplying me with e mounts etc. now to find a welder to do the dirty work as the axle installer, cut off my frame mounts! WHY? I have NO idea!
Are there any photos of what the shocks like like in place? reason for asking is that when I peeked underneath today I noticed that the frame mounts are at the back of each axle, so Im not sure how they will connect to the axle...


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Old 03-05-2014, 08:18 PM   #31
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Here is photo from underneath looking towards front Shocks mount at top of axle mount and slope down to frame mount ahead of axle, at least on our '88 Excella... As wheels rise and trailing arm goes up, it compresses shocks.

(These are new Monroe Yellow RV Gas shocks, painted a more subtle gray color to avoid standing out like sore....)
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:42 PM   #32
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Putback, things did get a little off course, haha, but my questions were answered after talking to Colin and Andy on the phone. Thanks everyone for your answers!

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