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Old 04-07-2018, 07:49 AM   #1
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Default Pure Hot Rod's rear shock mounts

I was searching threads for rear shock mounts and found several mentioning Pure Hot Rods. I googled them and saw only a Facebook site, I don't Facebook. Here are my questions;
Has anyone used their upper mount and how hard is it to install?
What length shock is used?
Are they still in business, Google showed property was for sale last year?
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:24 AM   #2
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https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...ht=Shock+mount

Still advertising in the swap meet section, you could pm them or call number is in ad.
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:13 PM   #3
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I have their rear shock mounts. You would have to measure to get length of shock. They are nice guys and gave me a lot of help building my roadster.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:16 PM   #4
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I have used several sets of their mounts. I some cases you need to shim them to get them to sit flat on the axle. Upper mounts all you need is a properly placed hole so shock can clear frame and exhaust. I had to notch the rear cross member for the upper shock cover to clear. I always measure the length of shock mount to mount and then figure the travel to rubber stop. They are great people to work with and have a nice product.
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Had rear mounts on my 40 coupe ,they were great and good to deal with.
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Thanks, I will give them a call.
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:49 AM   #7
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Default Re: Pure Hot Rod's rear shock mounts

I think I got these upper mounts from chassis engineering. They can be welded or bolted on and allow the shock to clear the crossmember.
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:18 PM   #8
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Chassis Engineering is gone, it's been bought by Heidt's. Those Pure Hot Rod mounts are nice pieces.
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here's some information gained by experience. I don't say this is the right way, just another thought process. For street we look for a soft ride, but controllable ride.. When installing shocks keep them at 20 degrees or less and find 70/30 shocks if you can. I discovered that GM uses allot of them back in the 70;s and 80's. Another consideration is the size (Diameter) of the roll bar. Some of the stuff the after market are too large for a street, unless you want to race. run vertical shackels and panhard bars.
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here's some information gained by experience. I don't say this is the right way, just another thought process. For street we look for a soft ride, but controllable ride.. When installing shocks keep them at 20 degrees or less and find 70/30 shocks if you can. I discovered that GM uses allot of them back in the 70;s and 80's. Another consideration is the size (Diameter) of the roll bar. Some of the stuff the after market are too large for a street, unless you want to race. run vertical shackels and panhard bars.
Ron, you make some interesting observations that I don't fully understand. I'd like to hear more. I have a 36 driveline/banjo under my 39 pu with the transverse spring, no anti sway bar, no panhard bar. I am getting every bit of 60 hp out of my 85 hp engine so nothing happens fast and I am not trying to change it into a modern vehicle. But, I would like to benefit from other's experience.

I don't believe there is clearance to get a shock with adequate travel mounted at 20 degrees or less, has anyone found a way in a stock vehicle?

What is the benefit to vertical (spring?) shackles?

Due to another post I infer that the stud top mount may not be long enough for clearance, is that most people find?

Why 70/30, what about the stock design prompts the need for the differential
Bump and rebound rates? Will this help with the bump steer issue?

Where are you suggesting the 70/30 be installed, rear, front, both?
Thanks everyone.

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