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I just got some u-bolt flip kits that do not have shock mounts on them, meaning I will have to weld some onto the axle. While I'm at it (I'm lifting the truck now and will need new shocks anyway) I think I'd like to angle the shocks inward (/\) for more travel, but want to keep spring wrap to a minimum (I'm putting Chevy's on now as well). I was thinking maybe just keep 'em staggered, like the stock setup, but wasn't sure if this would be as effective. Also, what kind of mounts did you use and where on the axle did you mount it? Does anyone sell 'em? I know this has been covered but I couldn't find it with the search.
 

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I'll sell you a kit <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

It consists of 2 1/2" bolts for the 2 holes in the upper crossmember (gotta drill em first) and 2 con-ferr mounts (or custom made) shock mounts welded to the axle at the bottom, shouldn't cost you more than $10 for everything

By the way CHECK OUT THE TECH SECTION (broken record) for pics, see the traction bar writups since I swap the shocks like that at the same time usually..

[ 09-24-2001: Message edited by: Brandon ]
 

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bud built

I found this site a week or so ago. I plan on fabbing something similar to their upper mounts.
 

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hmm I looked and I guess I don't have any pics, some info on the u-bolt flip writup but 2 holes drilled and lower con-fer mounts will work fine..

I made a tower to be able to use 5012's - it was pretty basic and could be done with no welding
 

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This is the bub built upper mounts.
 

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When mounting the shocks to that upper crossmember,it's a good idea to reinforce the tube by sliding a peice of 1 1/2"x .120" wall tubing through it, welding the ends, and drilling a few holes and plug welding those. The factory tube is only about .070 wall and I have seen it fail because of the shocks being mounted to it. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">

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Originally posted by j4x485:
<STRONG>Whats up with the green rear end?</STRONG>

OK, so we had just finished painting the tractor and I needed to paint the rear, before the install. Sheesh! I like green! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

There are a few more pics showing the bottom mounts too. They all just clamp on with muffler clamps, no rocket science here... <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by zags:
<STRONG>When mounting the shocks to that upper crossmember,it's a good idea to reinforce the tube by sliding a peice of 1 1/2"x .120" wall tubing through it, welding the ends, and drilling a few holes and plug welding those. The factory tube is only about .070 wall and I have seen it fail because of the shocks being mounted to it. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">

[ 09-24-2001: Message edited by: zags ]</STRONG>
how about ading a bar just to the rear of the ather bar to mount the uther shock then you can have a shack on both sides of the axel and only 1 shock to each tube.that should limit tube failer and some axel rap.that was my plan.
 
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