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With the front leaves mounted, we finished the rest of the suspension and fine tuning at Advance Automotive in Torrance, California. Jim Pierce started by using 1 3/4-inch, 0.120-wall tubing to make some front shock hoops to fit the 14-inch-stroke Bilsteins. The frame was plated where the hoops attach to better distribute the load over a larger surface area, and we used a connecting crossmember between the two hoops to help support the load.