Custom Shock Towers
After seeing all of the other ways that long travel shocks have been built on Toyota trucks - custom hoops, Ford mounts, etc. - Trevor decided to go a little different route. These mounts were installed on an 85 Toyota truck with a 3" body lift, and the shocks used were Rancho RS9012's. His shock mounts are completely custom, and of his own design. The design allows for a completely adjustable upper shock mount by simply moving the pin into one of the 6 holes.
Installation was fairly simple, and started with removal of the stock shock mounts. For this, we used a torch, and a grinder was used to prep the frame for the new mounts.
Once the frame was ready, we had to cut the inner fender liner to allow room for the shocks & towers. The towers were then tack welded in place, checked for placement, and then the final welds were completed.
A little paint, then the shocks were installed and were ready to go!
The shock is held in place with a quick release pin and some steel spacers to locate the upper end of the shock in the correct position.
|This page last modified 07/10/03||
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