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Unread 04-06-2015, 09:18 PM   #1
lena1221
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have spirit shock brackets, had worked them to fit 8.8 from explorer , thicker rear axle/ and it is offset. got deal on 8.8 mustang rear , not offset but axle tubes are thinner. heres some pics of brackets on new axle. can they be fixed or get new brackets. don't know if a good welder can fill in the bracket radius.
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Unread 04-06-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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don't know if pic is showing, not to good at this
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Unread 04-06-2015, 09:30 PM   #3
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Nope, no picture. I think you would want the correct bracket for the smaller tubes. To much welding in that arch, to make it fit, could warp the tubes. I think Spirit has the ones that you need.
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Unread 04-07-2015, 09:18 PM   #7
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anyone know how to post pic on a thread
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Unread 04-21-2015, 05:17 AM   #8
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hi everyone
have spirit shock brackets, had worked them to fit 8.8 from explorer , thicker rear axle/ and it is offset. got deal on 8.8 mustang rear , not offset but axle tubes are thinner. heres some pics of brackets on new axle. can they be fixed or get new brackets. don't know if a good welder can fill in the bracket radius.
thanks paul



[IMG]retard1.JPG[/IMG]
Paul
Yes a good welder can fix your brackets if he knows what he is doing.
as Lee stated earler the danger here is warping the axle tube when filling up the root opening (gap) between the bracket and tube.
Without seeing a pic ill asume that the gap is less than a 1/2 inch start by doing weld build up on radius before you install the bracket. This is done by running a series of weld beads on the radius edges of the bracket only.let the bracket cool between beads(DO NOT FORCE COOL).After the weld build up is complete grind the faces flush then regrind the radius to fit. if done correct no one will ever know!

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