AR-2037 Front Shock Kit for 1935-1940 Ford Car and 1935-1940 Ford Truck
The AR-2037 Front Shock Kit for 35-40 Ford Car and Truck has super strong three point mounting on upper bracket. Works with Chassis Engineering sway bars.
The Ford Front Shock Kit Includes:
- Upper shock brackets
- Specially valved shocks
- Combination spring shackles and lower shock mounts
- Hardware & instructions
Prevent your suspension from bottoming-out and expensive vehicle damage by including a pair of adjustable rubber snubbers (link) with your order.
Chassis Engineering Installation Instructions for AR-2037 Front Shock Kit.
Important note: Please read the AR-2037 instructions completely before grabbing your tools.
Important safety note: Make sure the vehicle is properly supported under the frame with jack stands.
- Remove the original shock absorbers and all the linkage.
- Bolt the upper shock towers in place using the original mounting holes on the frame.
- Drill 3/8” hole through the bottom tab on the tower and the bottom lip of the frame and install the bolt.
- The lower shock mount is also the spring shackle. Install the shackle in a normal manner, with the shock mounting stud on the bottom pointing forward.
- Use a spring spreader to extend the spring to the shackle.
- The short side of the tube mount in the shock absorber points toward the front.
- If you are using a spring with a loop on the second leaf, the loop must be trimmed at the curve for clearance.
- Most standard installations will use the lower set of holes on the upper shock mount. If your spring is de-arched or is flatter than normal, use the top set of holes so that the shock does not bottom out on severe bumps.
- Caution: In certain combinations of tire size, rim offset and dropped axle type, this kit can reduce the turning radius by an unacceptable amount.
- It is up to the installer to prevent tire rubbing on the lower shock mount and to determine the suitability of this kit for the car.
- The original Ford axle snubber can be modified and used or aftermarket snubbers can be made to work. Do not skip this next step, as the suspension must not bottom out on the shock.
- The following measurements should be taken with full weight on the wheels and after driving a short distance. The height of the snubber will be different for each setting on the shock towers. To determine, measure the distance between the axle and the frame at the snubber. If this distance is 2 1/2” to 5”, use the top hole of the tower and install a snubber with a collapsed height of 1 1/2”. If the distance is 5” to 6 1/2”, then use the lower adjustment hole in the tower, and install a snubber with a collapsed height of 3”. Since no shock kit is strong enough to stand constant bottoming, you can expect something to break or bend if the snubber is not correctly installed. Use your own judgement.
IMPORTANT - DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP
Bolt shocks in place using the correct adjustment hole.
For a distance of less than 2 1/2”, a shorter shock and rebound rubber is needed.
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The kit fit my 1935 Ford perfectly.Had to work a little with the shackle part but i got it o k