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Offline flw004

  • Posts: 22
  • CLC Number: 26222
  • Name: Frederick 'Fritz' Wilson
Rear Shocks
« on: November 20, 2012, 02:40:27 PM »
Hey guy's, my tech lifted my 1941 Caddy and now the rear is sitting up in an un-natural position.  Anybody got any ideas how to release the lock so it returns to a normal position?

Thanks,
.....Fritz

Offline kkarrer

  • Posts: 730
  • Name: Ken Karrer
Re: Rear Shocks
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 03:28:02 PM »
Fritz,
     Yes, you just need to flip the rear schackle forward.  It's facing the rear of the car now.  Take a little weight off of the car and insert a pry bar (I like that new adjustable one that Sears has) and pry down and towards the front of the car.  The schackle will flip forward.  You can do a search on this in the forum and you'll see some pictures.  Don't sweat it.  It happens.
Ken Karrer 1941 6227D coupe

Offline flw004

  • Posts: 22
  • CLC Number: 26222
  • Name: Frederick 'Fritz' Wilson
Re: Rear Shocks
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 03:57:35 PM »
Thanks bro, I'll give that a go......

.....Fritz

Offline Steve Passmore

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  • Name: Steve Passmore - Sadly Deceased
Re: Rear Shocks
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 05:32:39 PM »
Ken, dont you mean the shackle has flipped forward? and it now needs to be flipped back wards?
Steve

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Offline kkarrer

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  • Name: Ken Karrer
Re: Rear Shocks
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 08:15:34 PM »
Scot,
     Yes, I think I got it backwards (like these shackles).  Which ever way they're flipped...flip 'em the other way.  I've been so involved with the upholstery on my 41 and have long passed the suspension issues.  Thanks for the correction.  I'm about to post some new pictures of the rear seat and a helpful hint regarding the lower front seat frame which I hope will be of some use to somebody out there.
Ken Karrer 1941 6227D coupe

Offline Martin Michaels

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  • CLC Number: 26833
  • Name: Marty Michaels
Re: Rear Shocks
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 12:53:20 AM »
Ken I will be looking forward to see that, right now I am doing my seats so that would be interesting. Marty   
Marty  CLC#26833
1947 6269  Cavern Green
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