After farting around trying to figure out how to make everything live in harmony (body mounts and leaf mounts) it turns out I had a bit of luck. Just this past week, we got our Torchmate running at work. Since I got to help set it up I made up a few “test pieces” that were identical to the front leaf mounts I used. At the time I wasn’t sure that I could use them or not, but I figured why not.
So I burned some mounts together and burned them home (I’ll post the measurements later).
After the front was done, I slapped the springs in place and took a guess at where the rear hangers needed to be. For these photos I’m using the holes left over from the spare tire carrier.
This is at 115” (ish) wheel base. I’m not going to burn the rear hanger on until I get some weight on the back. I’ve got a feeling that I’ll wind up dropping the mounts down a smidge. But as it sits, it looks perfect:
I’ve got a feeling that these 63’s will give me more than enough flex stock. If not, then I’ll re-arch these to get them where I want them to be.
So it looks pretty likely that I’ll have this really sitting on its own weight by Tuesday this week. I’ll probably wind up pulling the tranny and Tcase this week to start the doubler fun shortly thereafter.