Down in Front!

Support plate, left shock mount. Support plate, right shock mount.

Sometimes, to get achieve a desired look in a custom hot rod, you need to get creative with the engineering. Because of the design of the front end, the desire to keep it low, the need for a traditional look, the headllights that had been chosen, and the need for shocks that actually worked, we had to go back to the drawing board. For all the reasons just meantioned, standard shock mounts located outside the frame would not work. So... we came up with a way of locating the shocks and the mounts inside the frame.

Left lower shock mount. Front left frame horn.

Finished upper shock mounts.

Shock mounts, side view. Right side shock mount with Bilstein shock.

We'll be using Bilstein Street Rod shocks.

Finished left side mount and shock. Bilstein shock on right mount.

Shock linkage.

On the outside it looks like an old style friction shock arm.

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