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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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Well it was a challenge.  My old shock eyelets were only 1" wide so the mounts only accomodated 1". My new coil over eyelets are 1 1/2" wide with the rubber bushing/sleeve so I had to fab new mounts. I tacked them together and still have to weld them but they fit by wrapping under the frame to connect with the old mounts. I didn't want to lose the stability of the existing welds.  Now to adhust the ride height and spring rate and get her down off the jack and jack stands just in time for Spring.

This pastime is full of fond memories.  I remember when I used to sleep at night.

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Modified the mounts again and clearance is fine now even with the springs on.

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-- Edited by Cuddles on Friday 14th of April 2023 03:28:38 AM



-- Edited by Cuddles on Sunday 16th of April 2023 03:18:29 AM

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Nice work! Brings back memories when I was fabing up things like that. Thanks for keeping us updated.

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I might have to go back to the drawing board. I only have a quarter inch or less for pivoting up top to the outside. I don't know what the minimum should be ? Pivoting inside is fine. Hmm ? Thank you 40Rat

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With all due respect too Jim, you do not have enough welder to attach suspension parts my friend...
I dont want to see you hurt from a weld failure...

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I appreciate that Chris. I only tacked them together to ensure they fit. I don't know if my mig 140 is enough or if my skills are enough to rely on a suspension part so I thought I'd take them in to a pro to weld them solid but thank you for trying to save my butt.

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That was my point completely Jim , skill set I'm sure is okay, the welder isn't up to the task ...I'm quite a ways from you
but you're welcome to get it here to weld or have welded if you cannot find a closer solution brother, I'll gladly help you...
If you have a suitable 220v (50amp) plug , I could load up the machine and come to you too..

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That is so kind of you Chris. I don't have 220 (yet). But now I have learned that my Lincoln 140 isn't enough. I just thought my skills weren't enough yet. I plan to take the mounts into City Welding Works in town. They are very helpful and nice. I'm just pleased to be able to design and tack the mounts. Someday I hope to have 220, a bigger welder and better skills but for now, it's the journey, not the destination. I just wish I could sleep at night. Thank you again Chris. Looking forward to seeing you at Chrome on the Canal !

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