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Old 01-03-2020, 04:48 PM
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Yep, that'll do
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Old 01-03-2020, 06:12 PM
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Do ya have any clearance with the bags collapsed?
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Old 01-03-2020, 06:53 PM
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[QUOTE=Old Iron;525672]Yep, that'll do [/QUOTE

Thanks OI

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Do ya have any clearance with the bags collapsed?
You bet SF, there is 1/2 " fully collapsed.
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:21 PM
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Then I like it heheh!
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Old 01-03-2020, 07:26 PM
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Wife was talking in my other ear and wasting my precious time... blah, blah, blah, Charlie Brown's teacher... but I'll finish my post anyway...


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New shock position, after re-reading Mercury Mac's reply a while back I just had to change them. I had to make some clearance on the inside rear of the C notch to clear the shock, but I will weld a patch plate in the opening and it should be as strong as ever.
Ya think this will work better?
I do. I'm with the belief, shocks should be angled (near as possible) to the axle's travel arc. The diagram below should help to clarify, at least for a street car with triangulated 4 links and relatively free articulation...




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Old 01-03-2020, 10:49 PM
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Sorry Dozer, I didn't mean to push you around. In my mind you were safe enough with the upper suspension arms triangulated like they are. My vertical shocks, way back when, did not stop the side to side dance of the rear-end and I had nothing else keeping the rear-end lined up either. I like what you did, though.
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:41 AM
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I do. I'm with the belief, shocks should be angled (near as possible) to the axle's travel arc. The diagram below should help to clarify, at least for a street car with triangulated 4 links and relatively free articulation...




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Thanks Doc, that is the reason the first install didn't sit well with me.

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Sorry Dozer, I didn't mean to push you around. In my mind you were safe enough with the upper suspension arms triangulated like they are. My vertical shocks, way back when, did not stop the side to side dance of the rear-end and I had nothing else keeping the rear-end lined up either. I like what you did, though.
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No push at all MM, just a gentle nudge that got my G Tard brain to thinking it should be done better.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:58 AM
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Nice work Dozer. Keep those photos coming.
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Old 01-04-2020, 03:00 PM
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Nice work Dozer. Keep those photos coming.
Thanks Bman, here's some more.
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Old 01-04-2020, 03:09 PM
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Today I got the rear suspension all finished off. Both shocks mounted and gusseted. Old shock mounts cut off, and ground smooth.









And another video. https://youtu.be/PIo4R_v1Xh4
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