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52" spring swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by olskool, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. olskool

    olskool 1/2 ton status

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    So I started my 52" spring swap today, I am still a newbie so I am ready for any comments that you might have. But my real question is, have any of you had the problem that I am having. The forward (front of rig) bottom spring hanger bolt or hole is about 1" away from the frame. Do I need to swap (left to right) hangers or just let it be. Please help. My swap looks nothing like the tech article. Thanks.

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  2. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I had the same issue when I did mine. I had to build the lower lip of the frame out flat to catch the bolt hole.
     
  3. ryanstrucking

    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    When I did my 52" spring swap I cut out the factory perchs and built my own. This did away with most of the issues that u are having.
    Here's a couple shots for you to see what I did.

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  4. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm doin the same as above too. Built a new hanger.

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  5. micah

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    I can't see the pictures you guys attached, but here is a pic of the brackets a guy from our local group built...

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    his 52 swap album is a pretty good one...
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