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Hey guys,
I just swapped out the 10-bolt for a custom 9" with universal perches vs the GM
multi-leaf style.
The new plates I ordered to match the universal perches and caltracs required the use of an eylet style mount, but the supplied Calvert #32136 are way too short because they are topped out at ride height, and they interfere with the brake mount.
Has anyone relocated the lower mount above the spring?
Im thinking a few tabs on the front of the housing or possible something clamped on the spring???
This would put the supplied shock in a happy spot as far as travel, and also fix the brake clearance issue.
I will of course call Moneymaker where I got the stuff from on Monday, but I want to get some ideas in the meantime and maybe make what I have work.
Thoughts???

Thanks!
Jim

At ride height.

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Put a shock extension on it. Screws onto the bottom stud.

I had to use them on my QA1's with the CalTrac's and 9" in my car.
 

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I made a lower mount above the spring.



 

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That's exactly what I was thinking!
Thanks for the pics. Time to bust out the welder and ruin the
paint job....luckily it was only rattle canned because I anticipated something wouldn't fit....
 

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I made a lower mount above the spring.



Nice looking set up!

What are the benefits of moving the shock directly over the spring?

And do you sell those housings? I've got a cut down 9" under my car with a built aluminum center section and Mark Williams axles but would like to move to a fabricated unit with the tow hooks and a few other benefits like you have shown.
 

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It was a moser housing. I welded on the tow loops and shock mounts. The shock was moved for clearance purposes. I used the stock upper mount and shimmed it to get the correct shock angle. Nothing special. I now have this housing for sale.
 

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Problem solved.
I made a template of where I wanted the shock and
had a set water jet out of 3/16 mild steel. Done!

Thanks to Mike Thompson for the idea, and also to Dave at
Chicago Waterjet for the awesome service!



]https://www.dropbox.com/s/hcttig2ksw7nw60/20140816_181728.jpg
 

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Mike how much up ward travel did you have left with the shock in that position. With mine there I have less then three inches
 

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