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Old 05-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #21
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hey dunnnc I have a 38 ton crane I'll get it lifted for ya !
Bring her on! I just hate jacking it up and taking wheels off and then the hubs. Getting lazier with each passing moment. 5 yrs ago I would of had the wheels off. Now it will probably take me all day tomorrow.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:59 AM   #22
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Preliminary layout of right rear shock mount. Comments?
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:08 AM   #23
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Ready to remove the brake backing plate assy. Question: Are these connectors re-usable or are they a one time only?
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #24
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Found out I didn't need to take the backing plates off, just knocked the studs out, drilled out 3 holes to 1/2" and replaced them with 1/2 x 1-1/2" Gr 8 bolts and lock nuts. Got 2 shocks (get the other 2 tomorrow) and had to scrap the orig. frame bracket and make a longer one that stands straight up. Waiting on the paint to dry and then have to make the tube spacers to position the shock as close to the frame as possible for tire clearance. Once I get the first one done, the other 3 will go a lot faster I hope.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #25
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Finally got the right rear shock installed. Used Monroe Sensa-trac 5989 for a 2001 PT Cruiser. Extended length 18-1/8", Compressed length 11-3/4". May have to weld a gusset to the bottom bracket to the tube spacer to take some of the load off the bottom bolt. The front shocks are going to be a little more difficult to feed nuts down the tubes about 24" and then hold them while tightening. Will take some redneck extensions and a lot of patience.

With the axle in the relaxed position, the shock still has about 1/8" for being extended completely and according to the Alko specs, it will have about 3/4" from compressed length when the axle is at the max shock load.

Hopefully, the shocks will reduce some of the "Dolphining" inherent with 5vers.
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