Thanks guys for all the feedback. My goal is to maximize the shock angle (from horizontal) but not to the point that it affects the strength of the LCA or raises the top mount too much. Ideally, I would like the top mount to not be above the top rail but I see no way with these shocks. And, the further you move away from the ball joint, the greater the bending moment. Of course, I can design for that but prefer to minimize the weight of everything. I've got a variety of shock mounts/brackets so I'm trying a few combinations. I really like the ones pictured here where the bracket I have already has a hole in it for the ball joint tab bolt. This arrangement ties in everthing to a central point. The bracket thickness is perfect also as it slides right under the tab. With this configuration, the shock is 54° from horizontal.
So the big question?????
How does it take away from the visual look of the car with the upper shock mount higher than the top rail? BTW, I also want to use the upper shock mount as the headlight mount so that may allow me some creative hidding of this fact.
File comment: Fits perfect under the tab.
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File comment: I'm still not too sure about the upper mount height.
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