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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 09:32 AM
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Cj front shock mount questions

I really want to add some longer shocks to my 84 CJ7. However, I don't have a tube bender and don't feel like spending the money. I am hoping that i can make something. I do have a welder and the common tools to make them.

First, are the stock frame mounts bolted on?

Second, anyone have any ideas that I can use? I am hoping to find some pictures to look at so I can get some ideas. I am willing to go up inside the fenders if I have to.

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Re: Cj front shock mount questions

The front shock towers are bolted on and I remember that in the past, one of this forum's members was offering a home made extension for the stock unit.
I like (is it H8Monday's?) idea of diagonal rear shock mounts from a truss on the pumpkin (to get the bottoms off the spring pad) to the middle of a new cross bar between the frame members.

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Re: Cj front shock mount questions

Extending the stock mounts won't work for me. My tires will hit the shocks. i need to make new mounts closer to the frame.

I planned on doing what you said with rear but my exhaust is in the way. I am going to go up into the floor a few inches. I can box in the interior around the shocks.


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Re: Cj front shock mount questions

For the fronts, you can weld on Ford F250 shock towers. They fit perfect, raise them to whatever hieght you want, and weld them in place. You can get them at any Frod dealer, ask for 89 F250 shock towers, they will run you about $12.00 each(the junk yards want $25 each, go figure).
The rears I cantilevered mine, again its very cheap and easy. A 2x2 x 1/4" square tube steel cross member at the top, with 2 shock mount studs welded to it, and 2x2 x 1/4 square tube cut in half with studs welded to it on the axle tubes. Here is a pic of the rear.

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Re: Cj front shock mount questions

OOOps forgot the picture, here we go.

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