Rear Springs Falling Out Help!!!

tngbody

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Put pics pf what you make.
I honestly just have a flat piece of steel about 1.5" wide by 5" long with two 1/2" holes drilled in them. You can't see the bolt for to the bolt and shock being attached but you get the idea. And I haven't cut off the excess steel yet still mocking up the final placement.
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scoti

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Why is that?
I'm not sure what others think, but I feel as weight/force is applied, the bracket is going to want to pivot as installed. It would need to be tied into two different points on the anchor material to prevent it from trying to pivot. The middle image is how I've done A-body cars. The 2nd one is how I've done a G-body that utilized a trailing-arm relocation bracket.
 

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tngbody

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I'm not sure what others think, but I feel as weight/force is applied, the bracket is going to want to pivot as installed. It would need to be tied into two different points on the anchor material to prevent it from trying to pivot. The middle image is how I've done A-body cars. The 2nd one is how I've done a G-body that utilized a trailing-arm relocation bracket.
Yes that makes perfectly good sense and it's very true. However I was just gonna weld the bracket into place to prevent this. The bolt is simply there to hold it in place while I weld it up but I will leave it in afterwards. I have contemplated on added an extra piece of steel perpendicular to what I have towards the control arm mount.
 
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Yes that makes perfectly good sense and it's very true. However I was just gonna weld the bracket into place to prevent this. The bolt is simply there to hold it in place while I weld it up but I will leave it in afterwards. I have contemplated on added an extra piece of steel perpendicular to what I have towards the control arm mount.
Ahh.... Using the bolt to simply hold it in place for final welding does make sense. I like my brackets to be bolt-on in case something else gets changed/upgraded.
Either way works though.
 
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Ahh.... Using the bolt to simply hold it in place for final welding does make sense. I like my brackets to be bolt-on in case something else gets changed/upgraded.
Either way works though.
I honestly don't plan on upgrading anything else in the rear other than a posi unit.
 

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If it’s just a pice of flat stock, you will need some gussets. Otherwise it will just bend.
It depends on material thickness & the distance between the 2 pivot points really. That being said, it seems like he has a plan & is only showing one step of an ongoing process.
 
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abbey castro

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Why do you need the bracket at all, unless you went to a rear disk conversion and the caliper doesn't allow the shock to mount in its original position, it that the case?
 

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