Blind Moose Kit
Shock Conversion Kit
Blind Moose?!? What next.....
Nearsighted Panda? This conversion design was created by Herman
Van den Akker of Toyota 5
speed conversion fame about 5 years ago. The idea behind the
design was to support modern tube shock absorbers and to re-use
the existing lever shock mounting holes. At some point Herman
decided to hand off production to
Moose Fabrication and got out of the shock conversion
business. Hence the Blind Moose name.
So why did I decide to do this
conversion? Well, there were to reasons: first I had a real
squeaky shock that would moan and groan as it went up and down
and two....people on the various forums were looking at my
existing conversion and telling me that it was a poor design
that could rip out. I always go for safety first so at $135 the
Blind Moose conversion seemed like a good idea.
But first...............what was
the condition of my original conversion? What badness hide
behind those "poorly designed" mounting plates?
conversion and the shocks have been on the car for
about 11 years
being told that the sheet metal would behind the
bracket would rip or tear
the inner bracket by the gas tank
the two brackets off of the car
Everything is perfect from the round holes to the
unblemished sheet metal
So it sure looks like all the
naysayers and negative comments about this conversion were
wrong. It sure still looks perfect to me! But I've got the Blind
Moose kit and new shocks are "in the mail" so it's time to move
Blind Moose Kit is next.