74 RR rear upper shock mounts

1971 - 1974 Mopars

  1. nobrakesneeded

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    Im rebuilding a car that someone else took completely apart.

    Does the rear shocks get mounted inside the c-channel or between the gas tank and the channel? Is there a special stud for the upper mount or will a standard grade 8 bolt suffice?
    Any spacers if mounted inside the channel? Theres quite a bit of slop between the shock body and the inside of the c-channel.

    Ive got a FSM and it doesn't show shock orientation.
     
  2. Hotrod20

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    Inside the C channel or "shock mount crossmember" is typical B body. There may be a torque spec for shock bolts in the FSM.
    You can always use hardened washers if theres to much play, but you shouldnt have to.
    I would recommend getting grade 8 bolts,with grade 8 nuts and grade 8 washers under the bolt head and under the nut.
    Good luck and give us a picture of your runner. Ive always had a soft spot for that year runner :)
     
  3. WheelsOfTerror

    WheelsOfTerror Well-Known Member

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    I've got a '74 Charger- I'll snap a pic of the assembly if you like? Not sure how molested mine is/was prior to it coming into my possession but if it helps? Give me a day or two
     
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    On my 74 Charger

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  5. nobrakesneeded

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    thanks for your help, all.

    I've got whats needed to get the shocks installed and move on to the next issue that arises.
     
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