The forward hole is for the shock and the rear is for a limit strap. Designed to fit under the stock front inner fender with no body modifications with a 1″ bodylift installed. NOTE: 76-77′s require 2″ body lift to use this hoop because of downward slope of driver’s side inner fender well.
Personally I recommend the sheet metal closest to the manifold to be removed along the pitch-weld. If you don’t want to trim the body at all you just move the mounts down and forward. The lower factory shock mount is retained.
VIF Front Shock Hoops are specifically designed to be used with a reservoir shock and a limiting strap, however standard shocks can be used as well.
The material is 1.5″ x .120 tubing and 1″ x .250 DOM on the shock mount.
PLEASE NOTE: Welding is required for installation.