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Old 11-07-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Highboy headlight and shock brackets

I am working on a 32 Highboy Roadster. I am trying to figure out the best way to mount tube shocks and how to mount head lights. I have a set of F-1 upper shock mounts that I salvaged from behind a neighbors barn. I also have a bent up model A headlight bar. Does anybody have any pics of how they could be married together
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:46 PM   #2
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So cal speed shop sells just what you want.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:11 PM   #3
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Not a great angle, but maybe you can see. I used a bent up model A light bar, and a set of F-1 shock mounts. The headlight cups are welded to the upright on the shock mount. I cut it off about 4 to 5 inches from the cup. I also cut and turned the bottom mounting then rewlded dfor the shock mount to align with the two holes for the front crossmember rivets.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:00 PM   #4
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So cal speed shop sells just what you want.
I saw that but I am not a stainless fan. I guess I could paint it. Half the fun is building it myself though.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:03 PM   #5
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Not a great angle, but maybe you can see. I used a bent up model A light bar, and a set of F-1 shock mounts. The headlight cups are welded to the upright on the shock mount. I cut it off about 4 to 5 inches from the cup. I also cut and turned the bottom mounting then rewlded dfor the shock mount to align with the two holes for the front crossmember rivets.
Good idea.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:04 PM   #6
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I feel the same way, I’ll try and get a pic of the back side for you tonight.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:36 PM   #7
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Mine are similar to Ralphs but mine is an A frame . F1 in rivet holes and ends of model A bar welded on.
I made a jig to weld them the same.

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Old 11-07-2018, 07:05 PM   #8
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Ralph M, what is the ride height of those shocks. And is your lower shock arm welded to the axle. I have some lower shock mounts that mount to the underside of the front wishbone. I end up with a ride height of 15 inches unless I shorten the F-1 upper mounts
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:13 PM   #9
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I made some cups for the lights and some brackets that attach them to the shock mounts. I did not end up using them so they are available. I will try to list them tomorrow in the classifieds.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:08 PM   #10
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Shock ride height is 11-1/2 inches. I made my own custom lower mount that is a bung welded to where the spring perch used to be on the 37 to 41 front wishbone. These were the shortest Shocks I could find with the chrome covers that I wanted.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:47 PM   #11
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Shock ride height is 11-1/2 inches. I made my own custom lower mount that is a bung welded to where the spring perch used to be on the 37 to 41 front wishbone. These were the shortest Shocks I could find with the chrome covers that I wanted.
Thanks so much for those pics. Next time I am North Pole I will buy you one. I take it you drilled out rivet holes to 7/16
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:47 AM   #12
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Yes, take care to align the crossmember, so drilling them out bigger doesn’t cut though the bottom edge of the crossmember.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:10 PM   #13
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This is whay I made.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:44 PM   #14
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Sweet and simple Andy, do those bolt to the upper shock mount?
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Yep, They replace the washer on the shock mount next to the shock bushing.
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