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Adding Shocks to a Bantam T3-C

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote signsup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr. 2018 at 4:54pm
The original shock mount is the rectangular version that a previous post has reproduced, NOT the curved rounded mount that is on the WWII jeeps.  Two bolts and nuts through the side of the frame and through the shock mount and one nut that attaches to a threaded rod or fixed bolt thread through the bottom of the shock mount and the frame.
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The lower shock mount is on the U bolt plate as mentioned in a previous post.  The rod is on the rear of the plate and on the inside of the leaf spring.  Rubber bushing inside of shock absorber ring, then a large flat washer and then a cotter pin through the rod holds the shock in place.  I created a tool out of PVC plastic pipe end cap with notches in it to use with a C clamp to compress the rubber bushing and then slip the octter pin through the notches in the PVC cap.
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And, here on my 46 T3C are the three holes needed to install the shock mount.  I can take measurements if anyone does not have the holes, but from feel, the back edge of the shock mount inside the frame rails is almost flush with the spring hanger bracket.  If not flush, it's within 1/4".  I was surprised at the angle of the shock absorber when in place.  I just presumed it would be almost straight up and down.
 
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So I looked on my trailer and it does not have the holes.  Can you get some measurements so we have one on file?
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my T3C doesn’t have any holes either. Only the early military T3 came with shocks.  Measurements would be appreciated por favor👍🏽
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