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Old 01-10-2014, 02:37 PM   #1
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Forward Shock Mount

I have replaced the original leaf springs on my '59 with torsion axles. I purchased both the axle and a set of Airstream shocks from Inland along with the shock mounting bolts.
When I checked measurements, I realized I could use the original forward leaf spring shackle mounts instead of welding on the bolts for the shocks.
The hole size is 9/16" and I was unable to source 9/16" shoulder bolts but 5/8" are common. I enlarged out the hole added a spacer and mounted them up.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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I'm dealing with a similar situation and have been searching for advice without any success. This might just be the ticket. I'm rebuilding a 1960 26' Overlander with two axles. I've already welded on the new axles, (dexter) but unfortunately I've already cut off the original leaf spring mounts in preparation for adding the new axles. Is there a desired angle/shock extension measurement for the body-side shock mount? Also, do you have photos of your rear axle shock mount? (Assuming you have two axles)

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