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    Anybody modify the rear of a T-555 with swing arm hinge and shocks?

    I got a T-555 that is a bit rough on the rear going up the mountain trails in North Georgia and was wondering if anybody has added or modified the rear with a swing arm and hinge set-up. Thanks

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    T555’s....Very well-built rigid frame. Adding suspension would require a lot of work. Probably better off selling the frame you have and then buying a frame with suspension that is easier to modify.

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    They did make a Montgomery Wards model that came with full suspension front and rear. I used a Kohler single cylinder two stroke engine.
    I had one bought it just as a roller frame. But I had to let it go like so many of my projects. Member LOGSHAK had one with the proper engine I don't know if it ever got finished. It had a nice roll bar to support the top of the shocks. I have a manual on the machine if I could ever find it. I must be stored in the hundreds of boxes in the basement. I can't go down there.

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    I am about to start cutting and modifying my T-555 using donor shocks from a Suzuki 160 ATV. It will be a bit of modifying but that's part of the fun. I'll keep ya'll posted.

 

 

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