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52" spring swap adjustability

Discussion in 'Vendor Forum' started by cybrfire, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Had a few requests for something like this. Not sure if this is what everybody had in mind but its what I came up with when I got down too it. Couple things I want to adjust just a touch yet so this is kind of a sneak preview and the prototypes will be done tomorrow as well as the fixture so will be available by early next week and on the website some time after that.

    On to the pictures.

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    The mount itself is made of 1/4" steel and has two adjustment positions. Those adj. positions are carried up into the body mount as well. The spring hanger has 4 locations for the spring. The furthest back on all settings is equal to factory locations. The furthest forward will net you 4.25" forward if my math is correct this evening. That equals a total of 8 possible settings for the spring and if you want to figure in zero rates you can move your axle around till your blue in the face!

    I'll get some pricing figured up tomorrow and post back here again. Hope you all like. Reusing factory brackets is definitely cheaper and nothing wrong with that. This is probably faster in the long run since you don't have to be careful what you hit with the smoke wrench when it comes apart. You also don't have to drill a hole or extend a frame rail. Its all a straigh bolt on.

    Later!
     
  2. muddyblzr

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    that looks sweet how much are they going for?
     
  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    YEAH BABY!! THAT'S WHAT I WAS TALKIN' BOUT!! :woot: :woot:

    I'll be watching for the pricing tomorrow! Kert, you make some secksy stuff! :pimp: :pimp:
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    could be the answer for 56s + stock rear shackle hanger position?

    j
     
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    Kert,
    Interesting new product.
    Might ease the burden for the crowd that's swapping around front springs!:D
     
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    you should add 7 1/4 rear shackels for a package deal :deal:
     
  7. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I kind of planning out several different levels of kit completion. For instance the front hangers.

    Front and rear hangers.

    Add shackles

    Add hardware and so on.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I can see it working for a few different spring options and it should simplify some aspects of the swap for sure. When I did my spring swap on the green blazer I ended up having to extend the lower portion of the frame. Not a huge deal but a pain. Things like that were addressed when this was put together.

    One thing I'm not sure of right now is if the bolt pattern on the front of the frames ever changed. I know the 2 wheel drive is all together different. I also know the frame horns changed at some point but as to all these bolt holes I think they remained the same.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have an '85... I'll test a set for ya. :grin: :thumb:

    j
     
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    Awesome new innovative product. Thanks for making our lives easier, I hope to be making your pocketbook fatter. :D

    :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    Awesome product Kert!
     
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    You're correct about the 2wd's having different shaped holes for the body mount. My trail truck was originally a 2wd and I just re-drilled all the holes. All the 4wd I've messed around with have had the same holes though.
     
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    Awesome!

    If it will be affordable enough I will deffinetly buy a set!
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I converted a 2wd also and that is how I know the pattern is different. Did some quick measuring today on some other truck remnants and it appears the pattern is the same in to the mid 80's. Probably all the same from 73-87(91).

    I know I promised a price figure today but hey, need another 24 hours. Changed some minor details today and then changed them back. Did fixtures for driver side and that is about as far as I got.

    Everything fits awesome though. Only hard part about the install is the body mount puts pressure on the bracketry. I'm finding it easier to bolt the bracketry on and then pry the core support up and slip the body puck into place. Other wise its difficult to get all the bolts started in the backer strips and started straight.

    It sure is nice to pull all the old stuff off when you know you won't be using any of it again. Light the smoke wrench and go crazy. I removed all the passenger side stuff in under a half hour today including rivets out of the frame.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    that will be the hitch on these for sure. Quite a bit of time goes into these so we'll see how it works out.
     
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    Im willing to pay pretty well for these...im just so stoked they are coming out. Should be very interesting.
     
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    would it be possible to make 2 versions... one that had all the holes/options and 1 simpler one that just had a single set of mounting holes? My springs will never be shorter than 52" up front... I want the mounts as far forward as they can get...

    j
     
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    Nice looking stuff as always! Can't wait to get some DIY equipment on my junk.

    But my wife asked me an interesting question earlier. How difficult would it be to make a modified version for an 88 and up SFA swap?
     
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    wow, i wish you had come out with these a month ago because thats what i would have gone with.:doah:
     

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