In response to a PM asking how I made the upper connection: First I'll give credit where due to the guy down in Texas years ago who explain the concept, key of which is to take advantage of the rubberized boot up in the fender to which the strut is attached. Dont know how he he made the connection but here's mine. And, secondly to the local machinist used by the local NHRA guys who apprenticed as a kid in the German navy and without asking made all the parts out of crankcase steel. Quite simple, took strut with upper boot, shock, spring and spring perch to machinist. He made a cone which copies the upper end of strut. The base is turned to seat snugly in the perch.