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Old 09-06-2011, 07:16 PM   #26
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

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do you make shock mounts for leaf sprung trucks
No not currently.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:18 PM   #27
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You know when I first saw some onther companies advertising shock relocators, this is how I thought they would be set up, then seeing the others that did not move the shock that much I was disapointed.

Question 1a. How much longer of a shock will this allow compared to stock?

Question 1b I have 5" drop springs, would I still need 5" drop length shocks, or 3" or stock lentgh?

Question 2. What about stock type side exit exhuast? Looks like this would be right in the way.

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1a-Approximately 2" more shock travel

1b-Use a "B" shock for a "5 to 7" drop

2-Exhaust can be re-fitted to the O.E. location.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:25 AM   #28
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

So in other words,you can unload the coils and use coilovers with these brackets?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:18 AM   #29
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So in other words,you can unload the coils and use coilovers with these brackets?
I wouldn't recomend it. We used to make a coil-over conversion kit for C-10's, it was a slow seller. Some compaies still have them available. The mounts are plenty strong, but really not designed for the spring load. For the most part, I can't see any ride quality or performance increase (other than spring preload adj.) gained from coil-overs vs. coil & shock. There may be a slight disadvantage with a coil-over by not leveraging the spring.
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Ok- thanks,just askin!
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:07 PM   #31
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I ordered this kit this past week and can't wait to get it installed.


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Thanks for answering all my ?. I'll post pictures as I install it.
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Rob thanks for your time this afternoon, I'll be in touch shortly to order the shocks, relocator kit & springs. I really need some ride quality back before my wife shoots me, she's tired of bounceing...
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Oops, sorry it took so long. Yes, the new Panhard rods are ready to go. This may be a shocker, list price is set at $219.00. Forum members get 10% off. I'll get some picts up today. Part of the assembly includes the 'Tie plates' that fit between the trailing arm and axle, and these also have the rear swaybar attachment points. The new rear swaybar kits will list at $239.00. If you get both, you will save $30.00 (we don't have to send the tie plates twice) No, you don't have to buy at the same time. Just let us know. I know the pricing is a bit high compared to those resalers of imported parts, but thats life. US made, quality performing parts cost a bit more. You get what you pay for. Believe me, you'll be happy with these parts.
Do you have pictures of the swaybar kit? and or on the truck? Are the rear shock mounts part numbers in your catalog yet? Thanks
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:57 AM   #34
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Here are some installation pictures........
One more question. How far is the shock from the frame rail? If you were to use a KYB gas adjust would I have to cut the shocks upper protecting steel sheeve off? It might be tight, Do you have a vertical picture from the back view?
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:11 PM   #35
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One more question. How far is the shock from the frame rail? If you were to use a KYB gas adjust would I have to cut the shocks upper protecting steel sheeve off? It might be tight, Do you have a vertical picture from the back view?
plenty of room, the inside edge of the shock eye is 1 1/4" from the frame rail. Or, the shock centerline is 1 15/16" from the rail. no need to trim anything.
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Still waiting on my kit!

I was hoping to have it done by Monday my only day off next week.
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:52 PM   #37
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Still waiting on my kit!

I was hoping to have it done by Monday my only day off next week.
All of these went out on wednesday of last week. Hope they show up soon.
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All of these went out on wednesday of last week. Hope they show up soon.
Me to!
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:23 PM   #39
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Just called and got the tracking #. They shipped on the 15 will be here Wenesday I sure hope so!
Ron can you tell me what had to be modified and why on the kit. The lady on the phone said there were some issues with it.
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #40
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

you'll notice that the lower shock mount studs are 6061 stainless, we couldnt find what we wanted, so we had to have them made. It took a while, but it's right.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:03 AM   #41
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OK,
I guess I need to use some anti seize on the threads. Thanks.
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

Rob, I got my shock setup and panhard bar setup in today! The pieces look great! I can't wait to get them installed! Thanks!
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I got the kit today and it looks great. Hope I can start on it next wekend.






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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #44
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Well after 6 1/2 hrs I'm done.

I got the shock relocator on but had to ditch the rear camaro sway bar. For now anyway???
I asked about this before I ordered it and Ron said it wasn't a problem. Well it was, big time. There was no way that shock kit was going to work with it on the truck.
Not to worried about the sway bar since this is just a street truck and not a race truck. It would be nice to have it though. $$$$ thrown away as of now!
I'm going to get back under it after our beach trip and see what I can come up with to reinstall it.
Also there was no 5/8" hole in my frame to locate the upper shock mount.So I just used my own judgment and mounted it. I used the smaller hole you see in the pictures as my starting point.







Installed and ready to ride in the AM to work and see how it does. It's on a little angle but it fits good that way. Both sides are like that.





Anybody out there need a set of the over load peices for there truck. I happen to have a set!
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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looks good, my sway bar (camaro) is on top of my axle, I dont know if that will help or not probably not since them upper outside mounts look to be in teh same relative position.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:12 AM   #46
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Well once I get back next week from our vacation I may try and reinstall it some where else. Maybe on the front side who knows. Those bigger holes were fun to drill. Well the bits I had were old to though!
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:44 PM   #47
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Re: 63-72 Chevy P/U Rear Shock Mount System

Are my eyes playing tricks on me? It looks like your lower shock mounting is different than the pictures that Rob posted. Do you have the lower mounts switched side to side? I looked at the pictures on the Project JT build. post #136 and the shocks appear to mount on the flat side of the lower bracket.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:11 AM   #48
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They could be. I put them on a couple of times before I settled on this way. The peices are not marked and the directions were just pictures. They are mounted on the flat sides though.
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After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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This is how they are mounted except the shock bolt is in backwards. Is that right? I can't see the truck until Monday night so all I have is the pictures posted.
I should have taken pictures of both sides I guess!


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