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Old 08-30-2021, 11:27 AM   #1
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The current contact info (9/2021) is in post 11 below
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Old 08-30-2021, 03:21 PM   #2
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Tim,
They show up on Facebook with that phone #, but no website.
That number crosses to someone in Aledo.
Try 563-260-0492. Let us know if you were successful. Looks like a well made rear shock mount.
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Looks like a part often advertised on the HAMB
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Old 08-30-2021, 06:39 PM   #4
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Those look a lot like the late '40s originals. we usually shortened 1 side so they were even. For that kind of money, they are a bargain if they come with the special square head long bolts the mount through the grease baffle, axle housing, wishbone and shock mount.
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I found the fellas on the H.A.M.B., waiting for a reply
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I found the fellas on the H.A.M.B., waiting for a reply
Did you hear anything?
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Yup, a short restocking delay but they are on the way, should be here Saturday.
I will post info with a picture when the arrive.
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Yup, a short restocking delay but they are on the way, should be here Saturday.
I will post info with a picture when the arrive.

Pure Hot Rods has been occasionally advertising right here on the 'Barn since about 2013, although sporadic. Their pieces are gorgeous. Click the link BELOW for one of their past ads, and pictures. DD


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I bought a couple of sets from them and they work great and are made vey well.
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:35 AM   #10
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Those look a lot like the late '40s originals. we usually shortened 1 side so they were even. For that kind of money, they are a bargain if they come with the special square head long bolts the mount through the grease baffle, axle housing, wishbone and shock mount.
They don't come with the bolts I believe. I searched for a year to find my set of bolts.

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Contact info and photo of lower shock mounts and upper studs
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Those look a lot like the late '40s originals. we usually shortened 1 side so they were even. For that kind of money, they are a bargain if they come with the special square head long bolts the mount through the grease baffle, axle housing, wishbone and shock mount.
I seem to remember that the ones I had "back in the day" had larger holes in the brackets to accommodate internally threaded pieces with a hex head that screwed on to the original square headed bolts
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I seem to remember that the ones I had "back in the day" had larger holes in the brackets to accommodate internally threaded pieces with a hex head that screwed on to the original square headed bolts
There were two styles of bolt on shock mounts. The ones you are remembering were folded plate steel with a shock stud welded to the bottom end. These were equal length.

The bolts for this style were complicated. If I recall correctly, they were stepped and had a series of bushings that slipped into the holes of the plate steel mounts.

The forged ones were of unequal length and the long one is often sectioned to make them equal.

The bolts for the forged ones (as I mentioned in my post above) are just like the flat, square headed bolts Ford used for backing plates, just longer so they mount the shock bracket.

As I mentioned, it took me a year of checking in with various NOS parts vendors if they had them. Jeff Titus found some NOS ones and was willing to part with them.

Not sure why I was so obsessed about using the correct Ford bolts, but long bolts would work as well.
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Just so you guys know - it is important to consider which banjo rear you're going to put them on. I didn't use my brain and ordered two sets (thinking I'd run them on late 32-34 rears). They're not designed for these early rears - and really can't be modified to fit - due to the clocking in the backing plate holes, angles needed for the shocks to mount correctly, etc.. What he supplied are a nice looking product - just won't work for my application - and that is my fault.

I'm going to design ones that will fit (in CAD) - to be laser cut from 3/4" steel. Obviously mine will be "fabricated" - but I really don't have any other options that I know of.

I will report back on what I "learn" along the way and I offered to send the above vendor the geometry needed for a 32-34 rear . . . might help him if he wants to create versions for these earlier rears.
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:28 PM   #15
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Here is an older set my friend had. They are forged and a little bit shorter than the ones made today. The new arms are made heavier too. The shock stud boss is welded on and the stud pressed in. With these the original bolts are used and the sleeves with hex nut heads are threaded inside go over the original bolt.
When I set these up I will post the bolt size I used.
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Here is an older set my friend had. They are forged and a little bit shorter than the ones made today. The new arms are made heavier too. The shock stud boss is welded on and the stud pressed in. With these the original bolts are used and the sleeves with hex nut heads are threaded inside go over the original bolt.
When I set these up I will post the bolt size I used.

Seems like I have seen that iteration in the past. I stand to be corrected, but I don't believe Ford made that pair. They just appear to be a bit crude for Ford production.





Below is a forged pair, much cleaner in design and appearance than above, but I'm still not sure these are original Ford pieces, either.




This drawing BELOW is supposed to represent the original Ford pieces. DD




Now, for a RELATIVELY new bracket that is the 'nuts' is this beauty from "Mac's Speed" in New Zealand.....NOT any other Mac's! They will bolt-on to 1935 through 1948 axle bells. Contact Graeme McNeill....email: graeme@macsspeed.com. These are $265/pair SHIPPED! These are really good looking. LINK Below! DD


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Old 09-14-2021, 07:18 AM   #17
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Sounds like there were many variations. Thanks for sharing from your archives....
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Most of the major aircraft tube type shock manufacturers had conversion kits of their own. The big bolt welded steel versions are in that category.
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I've got a couple sets of '35-'36 rear tubular shock mounts that are triangular in shape and bolt to back area of the rear radius rods using 3 bolts. They seem to be a pretty easy installation or removal. I've got pics filed somewhere that I'll post if I can locate them.
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Hey Guys: I think it is important to share as much information as possible about which rears (years) these are designed for, with which style of radius rods, etc.. Most of the ones I've seen are for late rear setups - like 1940+, they are not designed for the earlier cars and rears. Example: 32-34 rear ends.

I'm going to be working on some designs that will hopefully fit a 32-34 setup - will report back in a month or two on what I find (as I need them myself!).
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