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Old 09-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #11
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Re: Pics of my '65 C-10 Fleetside

I like the one from CaptFab as it doesn't require drilling out the gearbox mounting but I don't think he is on here and I am no longer able to post on the other site (which seems to be a popular thing with them ).

So on the upper mount it can be used but have to replace the cushions for something thinner?

I would love to check out your truck someday Rich!
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #12
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Re: Pics of my '65 C-10 Fleetside

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I like the one from CaptFab as it doesn't require drilling out the gearbox mounting but I don't think he is on here and I am no longer able to post on the other site (which seems to be a popular thing with them ).

So on the upper mount it can be used but have to replace the cushions for something thinner?

I would love to check out your truck someday Rich!
I believe you can click on his links and get a e-mail address without a logon... Ah the darkside stikes again.....
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #13
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Re: Pics of my '65 C-10 Fleetside

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I like the one from CaptFab as it doesn't require drilling out the gearbox mounting but I don't think he is on here and I am no longer able to post on the other site (which seems to be a popular thing with them ).

So on the upper mount it can be used but have to replace the cushions for something thinner?

I would love to check out your truck someday Rich!
no longer able to post on the other site????????What, is it down???LOL
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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Re: Pics of my '65 C-10 Fleetside

Nope, somebody needs to invite him here.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #15
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no longer able to post on the other site????????What, is it down???LOL

Lets just say that I have an ex-wife that one of the site owners reminds me of.

Sad actually, its a great site.
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Re: Pics of my '65 C-10 Fleetside

Believe me, we know who you are talking about..........
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Nope, somebody needs to invite him here.
I sent out an e-mail.......
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:05 AM   #18
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Re: Pics of my '65 C-10 Fleetside

So in discussing shocks on other threads I got one for you guys pertaining to my truck.

I have installed 2" drop coils in the front of my truck shown above and plan on installing a 2" block in the rear.

I run what I consider a very good shock and have for many, many years. I prefer the Gabriel line from past use and personal experience.

I am questioning if it is even a concern with running a "lowered" shock with such as minimal amount of drop.

The factory shock specs from Gabriel are this:

Front:
Extended length 14.98"
Compressed length 9.95"
Stroke 5.03"



Rear:
Extended length 19.86"
Compressed length 12.58"
Stroke 7.28"


I have always had the Gabriel "Ultra" shock on this truck in one
model name or another (when I worked at stocking dealers years
ago it was called the "Gas Ryder LT") but they have a new shock
out that is called a "Max Control".

The biggest difference as far as I can tell is the Max Control has
a 1 13/16" bore vs. 1 3/8" for the Ultra, it comes with a
bellows boot and is a "MonoTube" shock.

Of course being that I am doing it and things seem to never be simple... they don't make the new shock for the rear of my truck.

Checking the mounting charts and specs there are two other shocks that would work but I am wondering if its worth the headaches or with only a 2" drop if its even needed.

Thoughts?

P.S. Truck has progressive rate Moog Cargo coils in the rear
which is why I am not going to a dropped spring. This will see
heavy loads on occasion. I run about the largest tire that will fit (30.5" tall) and it has a hellwig rear sway bar installed.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:19 AM   #19
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Re: Pics of my '65 C-10 Fleetside

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Thoughts?
I simply used a tape measure to determine collapsed length. (Actual eye to eye mounted length - distance from axle to snubber-1/2" for snubber compression) My concern was that the shocks would bottom out before the snubbers engaged.

You also might want to throw an angle finder on the shocks to see if an upper shock relocation bracket is needed.

Hope this helps!

John

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:41 AM   #20
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Re: Pics of my '65 C-10 Fleetside

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I simply used a tape measure to determine collapsed length. (Actual eye to eye mounted length - distance from axle to snubber-1/2" for snubber compression) My concern was that the shocks would bottom out before the snubbers engaged.

You also might want to throw an angle finder on the shocks to see if an upper shock relocation bracket is needed.

Hope this helps!

John
Good idea on the shocks Captfab can be found on SDs site as well. I have a few things from him.
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