Related Photo Galleries
With the crossmember installation completed it was then time to locate and install the upper spring/shock brackets (known as hats). The hats, angled sides facing outward, were initially placed on a bench at the prescribed distance provided by EHR’s instructions (center to center of the shock holes). At that distance, they were clamped to a stout piece of steel tubing/bar/etc., long enough to more than span that distance. In the case of the International L-120, the required track, hub-to-hub distance, was 60 inches. As a result, EHR prescribed a shock tower-to-tower distance of 39 1/2 inches.