Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007!

Go Back   Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007! > Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A

Frame/Suspension/Brake... Talk & Q&A All things... Frame/Suspension/Brake

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2019, 12:17 PM
von-zipper's Avatar
von-zipper von-zipper is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 358
Default Lower front shock mount on the hairpins?

Has anyone put their lower front shock mount on the hairpins? Asking for a friend.

Zipper
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-18-2019, 03:14 PM
Blue Eyed Devil's Avatar
Blue Eyed Devil Blue Eyed Devil is offline
Devil's Advocate
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dayton, OHIO
Posts: 2,364
Default

Not without some sturdy reinforcement, including some type of web to tie the tubes together around the mounting point. They're just not strong enough otherwise...
__________________
I'm the dirty dozen for the price of one...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-18-2019, 09:17 PM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 11,489
Default

I did exactly that on my 33 Pontiac and it has worked flawlessly.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2019, 09:27 PM
Dr Crankenstein's Avatar
Dr Crankenstein Dr Crankenstein is offline
Rocket Surgeon
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SK CAN
Posts: 5,941
Default

Exactly what, Old Iron? Tied the hairpin with a plate?

.
__________________
- The distinction between psychological illness and creative thinking is wafer thin -

1937 Chevy Coupe
1938 Chevy Sedan
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2019, 07:25 AM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 11,489
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Crankenstein View Post
Exactly what, Old Iron? Tied the hairpin with a plate?

.
BED commented this "Not without some sturdy reinforcement, including some type of web to tie the tubes together around the mounting point."

Sorry I should have explained a little better.
In the pic you can see that I cut an indian head out of 3/16 plate to tie the hairpin bars together. Drilled a hole towards the bottom of the head where I bolted the bottom of the shock. Welded the indian head to each bar for strength and built a frame mount to bolt the top of the shock to.
It has worked like this very well.


Last edited by Old Iron; 03-19-2019 at 09:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-19-2019, 10:18 AM
von-zipper's Avatar
von-zipper von-zipper is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 358
Default

Thanks guys, I'll pass that on!

Zipper
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Rat Rods Rule Inc.