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Old 04-26-2012, 10:54 AM   #126
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

No, not me, but I have seen this truck in Tennessee at the F-100 Supernationals, it's really nice. Thanks for giving me so much credit.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #127
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I saw how much the 2 trucks look alike and thought it may have been.
I figured it was a long way for you but you never know.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #128
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

Could I order these in raw steel? The machine grey doesn't go well with my color scheme. I know no one will hardly see them but I'm picky like that.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #129
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

Sorry, but all the mounts are powder coated. You can re-coat if needed.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #130
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

Rob,
I've already picked up your panhard kit and the rear shock relocate bits. I found that the chassis mount for the panhard didn't fit up as well as I'd hoped. The truck has never been hit and all the rivits and members are tight. I bolted the to bracket parts together and bolted that assembly to the cross member and frame with the four lower bolts (provided in kit). You can see from the photo that the side bracket is a long ways from vertical. I loosened the four screws holding the brackets together and yarded on it with a come-a-long from the back of the frame rail - not enough. I then removed the single rivit fromt the top of the frame rail in attempt to "twist" the cross memeber. I started pulling it straight and wasn't liking that method. I think now I'll pull the four bolts from the bottom, mount the side plate vertically as it should be, weld the cross member to the frame rail and come up with a "wedge" between the lower bracket and the cross member. Do you suppose this area may be different in my LWB as apposed to the SWB?
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #131
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

jlsanborn - My side bracket had the same issue (along with another) but you can see it in the attached thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=507982

I filled the holes and used the lower bracket to relocate it and drilled new holes in the proper position , but I also had to do some additional mods to the Bracket

BustedTruck - also had your issue here : http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=493691
and they swapped out the bracket and believe fixed his problem

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:02 PM   #132
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jlsanborn - My side bracket had the same issue (along with another) but you can see it in the attached thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=507982

I filled the holes and used the lower bracket to relocate it and drilled new holes in the proper position , but I also had to do some additional mods to the Bracket

BustedTruck - also had your issue here : http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=493691
and they swapped out the bracket and believe fixed his problem

Just some research for you before Rob reviews
Hey thanks for that info! Mine is definately the same scenario as BustedTruck had. I tried loosening everything, thinking I could tighten it all down in a way that would pull it all together but nadda. It's a bunch off. There must be some oddity with our frames?? Hopefully Rob has a plan.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #133
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

Rob- I'm assuming your inbox is full since i haven't got a reply so I'd like to order the relocators with four SoCal shocks for a 3" drop and a long panhard bar kit. Thanks
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #134
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sorry about that. The easiest way is to call the shop and order. That way we can be sure to get the forum discount and all of the info correct. 909-386-7637
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #135
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

Just finished installing this set up on a 65 chevy swb.The only problems that I had was from me not paying attention. Thanks to Rob who is always supper busy for taking time to help me along.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #136
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

i would think the way those shocks are angeled out at the top that the shocks will work against the geometry of the rearends motion of the track bars
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:17 PM   #137
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

rob, in duallyjams pic the panhard seems to be mounted under the lowering block. I have not installed mine yet but i have been wondering if it is mounted ontop or under the block.
Does this make any difference?
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:28 PM   #138
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

The goal is to have the track bar level at ride height.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #139
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

In that case the bar should have been mounted on top of the lowering block !
would that be too level ?
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #140
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

Yep, level at ride hieght is the goal. We spoke the other day, and there were some issues getting the rear axle centered. One tip is to loosen all of the rear suspension bolts, Trailing arm pivits, U-bolts, even the spring retainers, then get the axle centered and level, then tighten it all back up. I'm not sure if this is fully compressed at RH, it is on skates, or looks like it. If the truck is not 100% complete, it may drop in the back a bit more. The panhard mount plate can be placed in either position. I think the 'shock lean' outward is an illusion of the camera. Looks good, Have you drivin it yet?
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The truck is on dollies and with the camera angled up it just looks that way. Took it for a quick ride ( 10 miles ) ride quality is so smooth compared to before.I crawled under it when I got back and the panhard bar is level. This is a really nice set up. The kit it self is easy you just have to remember these trucks were built to be trucks and your trying to square up something that wasn't square from the factory.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:00 PM   #142
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Lately I have recieved several messages asking if there is a larger discount on these parts. For the short answer, no. Forum members already recieve a 10% discount. It is unfair then, to offer a lower price to some as others have already paid the advertised price. In the big picture, it is to no ones benefit that we sell parts at a loss. - Then we would go out of business, and not be able to help further the hobby. How often do you ask for a better deal at your favorate resteraunt? or at Sears? We are a 'real' business, not a swap meet. I understand the current economy as well as anyone, but if you want well made, American made parts, there is a price. I am sure that some of our competitors will copy these mounts and have them made in china soon enough, then you can get the low price that you want. Have a great day, buy American.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:17 AM   #143
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Hey, even the corvette came out of the factory not square ! You should have seen mine when i got it and it had never been hit. It's not now.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #144
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Just a side note with Robs kit you can squeeze tail pipes on the truck. Now not only does it ride good but it is quite too. The truck rear is squared to 1/16 from side to side.
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Hey Dually what are you running for shocks? Look like Monroes. Wanna share the part number?
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Rob, could coilovers be mounted to the shock relocator and would it need strengthening if yes ? ?
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Rob, could coilovers be mounted to the shock relocator and would it need strengthening if yes ? ?
I would say that the lower mount is no really built for a coil over. The offset creates too much leverage. We used to a make a coil over mount kit but it wasn't a great seller. There are some on the market, but make sure the lower mount is double sheer. And, you need a 5" stroke shock and about a 200 lb spring, or softer. Shorter shocks = stiffer springs = bad ride.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:34 AM   #148
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so the coilover should be closer to the axle for better leverage correct ?forward or behind the axle?
whose kit would you recommend ?
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Hey Rob, Im digging up an old thread here but I was wondering if you have a part number for a matching front bilstein shock? Im going for a med ride that handles well but I want it to ride really nice. I was thinking of getting this kit but would want matching shocks all around. Would the socal shocks or the doetsch tech shocks provide similar results?
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The rear specs I have are as follows. From the rear tip of the frame to the rear axle centerline is 34". From the rear tip of the frame to the center of the 5/8" hole is 17 1/2". So, from the axle centerline back to the center of th 5/8" hole is 16 1/2". The first two numbers are for shortbeds. The third measurement, 16 1/2", is good for any truck.
Has anyone got a measurement from the oval hole used on the driver's side panhard bracket to the 5/8" hole used for the shock mount.?

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I am one of the guys with a '67 LWB that does not have the 5/8" hole and I don't want to keep bugging Rob.

Here is a picture of mine form the driver's side. Ignore that my panhard bracket is not lined up yet. You can see my oval hole and also that I do not have the 5/8" hole that a lot of people have.


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