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Steering / Suspension

  1. Leanburn

    Leanburn Member

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    I’m about to upgrade my 8 3/4 to a Dana in my Cuda. I’m going to go with a b body Dana and move the rear springs in a bit. The previous owner made the front spring mounts and welded them solid so before I go cutting I wouid like to check if their in the stock position or not and where to install the new ones. So if there’s anyone able/willing to do get some measurements I wouid be super grateful.
    In the pic I’m measureing from center of spring to centre of frame rail and I get 4 1/2”.

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  2. rklein71

    rklein71 Well-Known Member

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    If it is any help, the rear shackles drop straight down centered under the frame rail.
     
  3. moparleo

    moparleo Well-Known Member

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  4. Leanburn

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    I’m just checking to see if my front brackets are in factory position. They have been boxed and welded so I need to cut them off if their in factory position.
     
  5. rklein71

    rklein71 Well-Known Member

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    I measured several different ways with my stock 71 Barracuda. I think the clearest measurement is 4707, measured from the inside of the frame rail. Rod

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  6. Leanburn

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    Exactly what I needed. Thanks a ton.
     
  7. rklein71

    rklein71 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I took a bunch of pics so you could decide which one worked best. BTW, here is a picture of my Barracuda. Rod

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