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Old 05-15-2018, 01:52 PM   #1
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Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

Thought I would share my latest project on my 67 step side rear shock brackets . I saw these first back in 2011 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=451200 but I had an Idea that I could make them more appealing to the eye and with less material.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:53 PM   #2
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

The first picture is the original plans that I borrowed . Saved it in the paint program , modified it to my liking and printed up my plans. The best part is that I was able to use a piece of scrap 2" X 2" tubing. Now all I have to do is drill out the rivets and mount them up.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:44 PM   #3
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

Got some lower brackets from member TXLSX . They will replace my repaired (poorly) stock lower brackets.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:50 PM   #4
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

Got the lower brackets painted , still need to install them and the uppers . I've replaced the power steering pump and hoses last week, replacing steering gear box this week. And working on a different shifter .
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:27 PM   #5
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Cooo000oo000ooollll! Nice!
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:09 AM   #6
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Size:  11.4 KBThanks, still working on steering gear, had to order another, and another, they tell me at tech service that that's the right part in the box but I have two cores that have a smaller shaft on the input . So I ordered a bigger steering coupler to get it put back together next week( I hope ).
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:02 AM   #7
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

Well the truck is back together. including my shifter . I had to get rid of the mustang shifter that had been given to me eleven years ago. Now I have Hurst Pro-matic 2 ratchet shifter built into the floor. Here's a link to my shifter box build. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=767127
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:43 AM   #8
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Haha too much fun I see! Those real wood peices on the dash? Neat!
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Yep. Thanks , here is a link to a post of my dash http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...3&postcount=91 before my windshield was replaced.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:23 PM   #10
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

Two months of planning, other fixes (and life things) I hope to get back to installing my brackets soon.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #11
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

Looking forward to seeing the end results!
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Old 08-23-2018, 04:48 PM   #12
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Looking forward to seeing the end results!
... Me too, I hope my next weekend I can get 'r ' done. My granddaughter goes back to school this week , maybe I can get something done next Monday.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:26 AM   #13
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

Well it is Monday. I got the upper brackets installed.This is the rivets I needed to grind and drill out. And a view of the old brackets and shock angles.
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

My 1st mistake was to not get my own measurement for the mount to frame. It should have been 6" not 5-5/8".(blue arrow in the 1st pic and yellow in the 3rd) My 2nd mistake was to drill my shock mounting holes at 1" not 3/4" from the end (yellow arrow) which caused the head of the mounting bolt to get in the way of the shock . So I grabbed a 7/16" bumper bolt to mount the rear of the bracket to the frame.
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Installed and man what a difference in the ride.
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Good job! I really like that you removed the bed floor so you could get us good photos of your installation. A couple of questions if you would be so kind. How close does the shock body come to the axle housing? And you did use the stock lowers?
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:00 PM   #17
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Re: Rear Shock Relocation Bracket (my version)

Thanks. I have a 1/2" sheet of plywood (held down with a 5/16" nut and flat washer on stud in center of the bed ,see arrow) for my bed floor for now, so it's easy access. The lower shock body has a good 1/2" clearance to the axle . I have not changed my lower brackets yet. I'm thinking about using a 1" lowering block on the rear and I want to replace the u-bolts either way.
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:40 PM   #18
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I got things cleaned up a bit, touched up my bed liner and put my plywood back in for now.
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