Front shocks never really seemed to top the list of things that needed done on the '40. That held true until recently I noticed the front tire bouncing like a basketball in the reflection of a car I was passing. There had always been a slight vibration felt though the steering wheel, but I just assumed that the tires were simple out of balance. I would have never guess that the front axle would have been excited quite like that.
I used a set of F1 shock mounts from a '48-'52 ford truck. They really made things easy. I've should have done this a long time ago...
The shocks in the above picture are simply for setup. I used an old Napa Sensatrac catalog to find the correct length replacements. I have to say that it's quite handy to have reference material like this. The catalog breaks down each shock by length, configuration and application. So, I have a question for you, what does the following list have in common?
'48-52' Ford ruck
Every International Pickup
1978 Honda Civic
and a '77 Dodge Colt
They all used the same shock...apparently the exact one I need too. Interesting...