Rear Shock Kit for 1941-1948 Ford with Gas Shocks
Upper shock brackets
Lower shock mounts with spring retainers
Hardware & Instructions
Installation Instructions for AR-2048G Rear Shock Kit for 1941-1948 Ford (gas shocks).
1957-1949 Ford 9″(Wide Tires Only)
Granada & Monarch 8″(Wide Tires Only)
Note: The above mentioned Ford rear-ends are too narrow, unless used with big tires and offset rims.
1. Straighten frame edges to 90 degrees at mount location.
2. Install rear spring mount by matching (original) rear most shock mounting hole in frame with front hole in the Chassis Engineering mount. Clamp into place and drill remaining holes. Bolt mount to frame.
3. Locate front spring mount using diagram. Drill 3/8″ hole front outer hole in location given. Install bolt in this hole only. Clamp mount firmly onto frame.
4. Install spring in front Chassis Engineering mount. Line up spring with rear mount. Mark and drill final 3 holes in each front mount. Now install all the bolts.
5. When installing springs, first fasten springs at front. Second, bolt rear end in place and lastly, install shackles. Be sure springs clamp tightly into saddle on rear end. Center bolt in spring should be the same as the one used with your rear end originally.
6. Lower shock plate can be installed with the bend up (normal) or bend down for lowered cars. Switch right side to left side to change. Install lower shock plate with shock mount pointed to the rear and inside springs.
7. Upper shock mounts are located on the front of the rear crossmember in the position shown. They can be welded or bolted in place. To bolt into place, hole-saw an access hole directly under the shock mount. Drill holes and bolt to crossmember. Adjust shock length by changing the upper mount hole or by switching the bottom plates. Do not adjust until you have the full weight on the rear. Length will vary car to car.
8. New springs will settle about 1″ after roughly 500 miles. Check shock travel at this time.
Caution: Be sure rubber stops are in place between frame and rear end to prevent shock bottoming. If the shock bottoms while driving, sooner or later something will break.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including nickel and urethane, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.