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Old 08-18-2004, 08:47 AM
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Shock location

Ok this is a weird one, on my 1941 Buick I decided to put a posi 10bolt in and reuse the psuedo 4 link suspension setup that was originally on the car. Well the last thing that needs to be added is the shocks. Now this car originally had some shock like thing hooked up to the axle back to the frame rails, but it is nothing like modern shocks. Can I change the mounting position to something that is more modern looking? Has anyone done something like this? I can provide pictures of what was there. I guess my question is where can I mount the shocks and still have them be affective?

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Old 08-18-2004, 09:15 AM
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I have never done an old Buick. My own experience. I mount the shock bottom eye as close to the axle ends as possible and the top to a fabbed crossmember. So the shock is straight up and down when viewed from the side but angled in at the top by about 6-8" (depending on shock length) when viewed from the rear. Front or rear of the housing doesn't make a lot of difference as long as there is room for a crossmember or an upper attachment point.
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On the same subject...what about the front shocks? Is the ideal the same as Bobcrman described for the rear shocks?
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Front shocks

That I just went with an IFS set up. I even went and bought a new universal rear setup for the car, but was convinced not to go that route and stick with the setup that was originally there. Plus the fact that the leaf spring setup would require modification to the frame rails that I did not want to get involved with. Now I have the universal kit which I will probably sell on ebay.
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