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    69 chevelle rear coilover brack options

    Hi I have a pair of ridetech HQ series coilover shocks that I had picked up for a different project but now decided to install in my chevelle to get the rearend lower. Is there a company that sells just these brackets or universal ones that bolt in? I have three young kids so that doesn't leave me much time so if I could find something to make progress quick that would be great!
    I don't mind modifying, cutting, welding just want something to start out with. Might be a bit more difficult as the body is on the frame.
    All the kits I've noticed online the coilover comes with but I'm hoping to make the coilovers I have work. If it helps at all mine are roughly 19" extended, part number is 24169901. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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    Sorry guys the title is supposed to be bracket option not brack options, don't know how to edit lol

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    ridetech won't sell you the brackets?...
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    We have the brackets that go with the kits you could use, that's no problem. The only issue I foresee is that the bracket we have for our kit (to set the A body platform up with a 2" lowered stance) is built around a 5.2" stroke shock (<--- 14.5" ride height). If you're wanting that 2" lowered stance, the 6.3" shock is going to be closer to bottoming out than what I'd like to see.


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    Kevin,the best way to set your car up with those coil overs is to set your rear up at ,your desired ride height,and make your brackets to the center to center mounting those shocks reccomend.
    And an easy way is,when the car is at ride height, have 3.15 of that shock shaft showing,which is half of that 6.3 shock stroke.
    When I made mine the first round I used square tubing I cut and welded,the second iteration I had some 1/4 plate plasma cut to my specs and bent them on my press.
    I'll try to get some pics later today.
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    Here are some pics of how the speed tech brackets are l based mine kinda like there's but used a 7.00 stock shock.
    Take note of how the lower bracket flate mounting is in the same plane as the axle tube,that is because the factory shock sits in that plane,so you need to be consider that when making yours.
    You can use pre made shock tabs for the uppers and a plate.
    I machined my own lower mount when I worked at a machine shop.
    You could use a tube and weld it with a gusset,it will be your design since your fabricating it
    And you will need to source spacers for the upper shock mount.
    As a note the pics are a speedtech,part not mine.
    I will say it will take you alot of time making the brackets,and plus if you dont have access to a lathe or mill l,or plasma cutter it will be hard for you and the part most likley won't come out very nice looking,and you should be welding these together with a 220volt mig or tig,please dont use a 110volt welder when making these.
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    Ok thanks bud I had wanted to do up this rear suspension in the car quite some time ago but unfortunately life got in the way and was put on hold but now I'm starting to get back into it so basically at this point was just getting some ideas with shock angle and such and best location.
    Right now I have the car sitting on my four post hoist with roughly the ride height I want. I do have a miller 212, miller syncrowave 250, everlast 250ex and a thermal dynamics cutmaster 38 in the garage and do 90% tig for welding. At work we have lathes and mills with access to all sorts of materials so I'm good on those fronts. I hope to start mocking something up this weekend

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    Let me know if you need some templates I can trace off of mine and I can send some to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelletiger View Post
    Let me know if you need some templates I can trace off of mine and I can send some to you
    If you could do that it would be greatly appreciated!!