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Old 02-27-2012, 02:33 AM   #1
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Default Modern tube shocks

Does anyone have a photo of the bracket used on the rear of the modern tube shock kit from Snyders? It attaches to the backing plate. Also, any idea on the length of the shock? I have the front shocks all but done but would like to run these since the shock balls where removed from the spring perches. Really don't want to by the whole kit this time......
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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I bought the whole kit for the roadster but only use the rears, the fronts were too stiff. Don't have pictures but the rears worked out well, ride well and are easy to mount with the supplied hardware. I ended up using the fronts on a woods machine doodlebug.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #4
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These look nearly identical to the Ken Davis shock kit that I installed a few months back. I'm very happy with it, but would make one recommendation.

The original nuts that secure the bolts through the backing plates on my '30 Coupe have a built-in spacer to fit into a recess. The nuts that came with my kit didn't, and the new bolts are a different thread, so you can't reuse the old nuts. I made some small spacers to compensate. If this is the case with the kit you have, I would strongly recommend that you take the time to get longer bolts the same thread as the originals, drill a cotter pin hole through them, and reused the original nuts.

That being said, I'm very happy with my tubular shocks and would definitely do it again. If you just want the rears, I'm pretty sure that Ken will sell you a rear set only.
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These look nearly identical to the Ken Davis shock kit that I installed a few months back. I'm very happy with it, but would make one recommendation.

The original nuts that secure the bolts through the backing plates on my '30 Coupe have a built-in spacer to fit into a recess. The nuts that came with my kit didn't, and the new bolts are a different thread, so you can't reuse the old nuts. I made some small spacers to compensate. If this is the case with the kit you have, I would strongly recommend that you take the time to get longer bolts the same thread as the originals, drill a cotter pin hole through them, and reused the original nuts.

That being said, I'm very happy with my tubular shocks and would definitely do it again. If you just want the rears, I'm pretty sure that Ken will sell you a rear set only.
Yes he will I just bought a set from him last week.
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Jordan....What did they cost and do you have a contact number or link? Thanks so much guys!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
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Got it Logan.....THANKS!
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:47 AM   #9
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And all this time I thought the passengers were the shock absorbers............
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
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These look nearly identical to the Ken Davis shock kit that I installed a few months back. I'm very happy with it, but would make one recommendation.

The original nuts that secure the bolts through the backing plates on my '30 Coupe have a built-in spacer to fit into a recess. The nuts that came with my kit didn't, and the new bolts are a different thread, so you can't reuse the old nuts. I made some small spacers to compensate. If this is the case with the kit you have, I would strongly recommend that you take the time to get longer bolts the same thread as the originals, drill a cotter pin hole through them, and reused the original nuts.

That being said, I'm very happy with my tubular shocks and would definitely do it again. If you just want the rears, I'm pretty sure that Ken will sell you a rear set only.
I have a Ken Davis kit on my Pickup. OK, Here's what I did to solve the bolt/nut situation on the rears. I bought the longer backing plate bolts from the vendors -- the same ones that are used to secure the radius rods -- and used them instead of the bolts supplied by Ken. That worked out perfectly!

BTW, I am very pleased with Ken's kit, have a little over 1,000 miles on it.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #11
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Am I the only one that sees a problem with the angle of the shocks in regards to the movement of the axle?

Do these pivot some how?
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #12
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It may not be mechanically efficient but it isn't as bad as the angle on our town and country van and they work very well.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:16 AM   #13
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The rubber mounting donuts allow a few degrees of angle change in axle movement.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:32 AM   #14
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We have the older Ken Davis with the red shocks (happy) wonder what is softer the red or blue
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #15
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My friend put tube shocks on his 29 Tudor, they were red when he bought then (Not a Ken Davis kit). My Ken Davis kit was blue. Both sets are now black, as they were painted before installation.

I really think that the black ones give the better ride!
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #16
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This is on a 31 Slant Windshield Sedan,Kit came from Sacramento Vintage
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #17
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This is on a 31 Slant Windshield Sedan,Kit came from Sacramento Vintage

See now that looks like it actually works!

How can they bolt a shock on at a pretty good angle, without a pivot point. I can't see two simple rubber mounts with a straight bolt giving enough movement.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:24 PM   #18
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No You're not! I've been considering fabricating these brackets for a while. What is the minimum thickness the bracket can be? 1/4" ? 3/8 "?
Some use a verttical piece of angle iron and weld the tab after bending it.
I'd like a better description of the top bracket and where it attaches.
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Do these pivot some how?
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #19
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I have a Ken Davis kit on my Pickup. OK, Here's what I did to solve the bolt/nut situation on the rears. I bought the longer backing plate bolts from the vendors -- the same ones that are used to secure the radius rods -- and used them instead of the bolts supplied by Ken. That worked out perfectly!

BTW, I am very pleased with Ken's kit, have a little over 1,000 miles on it.
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Which vendor did you get those bolts from? And are they the fine thread like the originals?

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Dave, can you provide specifics? Like thread and bolt sizes, Shock type and brand? Length and travel?

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