Seems I have a long-standing habit of turning simple tasks into drawn-out, elaborate chores. And so it was with the shock mounts for the 1933 Tudor. Sorry, make that shock mounts with integrated headlight stanchions … custom-made ones at that.

Yes, I'm fully aware that SO-CAL Speed Shop has already gone to great lengths and offers F-100–style "dual-purpose" mounts. But here's the deal—my particular situation didn't quite fit their pre-made application's parameters. In other words, I wanted the ability to set my headlights in a specific position (lower and tighter to the car), not be limited to where the combo mount put 'em. Even the shock mounts themselves would require a bit of modification in order to accommodate the forthcoming notch we'll be adding to the framerail (for spring clearance).

So, we began our chore by acquiring SO-CAL's individual shock and headlight mounts (combined, they're the same price as the combo mount—minus the half day's labor required to fabricate the custom ones, of course!). Then, by installing a pair of Chassis Engineering hydraulic tube shocks, we were able to reconfigure the SO-CAL shock mount accordingly (which basically just meant lopping the lower mounting ear off and flipping upside-down so that it wouldn't interfere with the aforementioned 'rail notch).

Once the upper shock mounts were fashioned and installed, we performed similar surgery on the headlight mounts—cutting the base mount portion off, then shaping the stanchion to fit the shock mount at the desired position where we wanted the headlights to sit. This is where Jimmy White spent most of his time, carefully blending the two stainless mounts together as if they were made that way in the first place—like SO-CAL's...but different!

SOURCE
So-Cal Speed Shop
1357 E. Grand Ave
Pomona
CA  91766
909-469-6171
www.so-calspeedshop.com
Pete & Jakes Hot Rod Parts
401 Legend Lane
Peculiar
MO  64078
800-334-7240
http://www.peteandjakes.com/
Circle City Hot Rods
2199 North Batavia Street
#R
Orange
CA  92868
714-279-0400
www.circlecityhotrods.com
Chassis Engineering
West Branch
IA
319-643-2645
www.chassisengineeringinc.com
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